ABERDEEN, UK –Unique Group has delivered the first purpose-built dive support Daughtercraft to the North Sea for Vertech.
The Hydracraft 1500, namedVaila, is nearly 50 ft (15.25 m) long and is fitted with the latest Hydra dive support systems from Unique Group’s Diving Equipment division.
TheVaila is the first such vessel built for purpose from concept through to design. Heretofore, vessels used for the same purposes have been conversions of existing craft. The Daughtercraft system is designed for underwater inspection in locations otherwise inaccessible by larger vessels.
TheVaila can hold a maximum of 10 people. It has its own single launch and recovery system, the Macgregor G150 Davit, which is the largest lifting davit manufactured by Macgregor to date.