Aqueos Takes Delivery of SPLASH Liveboating DSV
Aqueos Corporation, a subsea services provider, announced the delivery of SPLASH™, a Special Purpose Liveboat and Survey Hull to specifically address safety concerns with traditional methods of Liveboating.
SPLASH™, a purpose built vessel with twin jet drive propulsion, addresses and mitigates inherent hazards associated with Liveboating.
Built specifically for Liveboating, SPLASH™ has a built in dive control station with a 3-diver IMCA compliant manifold, deck decompression chamber, Nitrox air enriched diving system, a 6 x 5 Jet Pump, 5,000 lb. rated telescopic crane, berthing for 12 and a tailored diver recovery system, the company explained.
Typical Liveboating involves a diver performing work underwater while the diver’s hose is being tended from the bow of a propeller driven utility vessel, using its main propulsion system to keep position with the diver.
Ted Roche, President and CEO of Aqueos Corporation states, “SPLASH™ has been a collaborative effort between numerous stakeholders including: Aqueos management and supervisory personnel, Aqueos’ valued client base and the vessel builder. Our company’s goal is to leverage technology to mitigate risk and increase efficiencies, and SPLASH™ embodies this philosophy.”
Roche goes into say, “With SPLASH™, Aqueos further asserts itself as The Leader in Diving Safety.”
SPLASH™ was manufactured by Metal Shark, LLC (Gravois Boats) of Jeanerette, LA who has been an instrumental partner to Aqueos in the design and construction of the purpose built USCG Inspected dive support vessel. SPLASH™ and assigned crew have completed vessel sea trials and will immediately begin work on its first contract.