Tuco reveals new Dive and ROV Support boats

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 11:00
Tuco has designed two new vessels for ROV and diving work. (Graphic: Tuco)
Tuco has designed two new vessels for ROV and diving work. (Graphic: Tuco)

Tuco Marine of Denmark discloses two new Dive Support and ROV Support boats. The boats are optimized to be working platforms for underwater work, and work performed on the surface in support of divers and ROV’s.

The 14-meter Dive Support boat features a spacious divers deck that can be protected from the weather by a large canopy protecting the crew working on deck from the environment and supplying sufficient light at night to operating 24/7 from the vessel. The 15-meter version holds the same external features as the 14-meter little sister, but offers the possibility of a closed Dive control/ROV control room in the deck house.

Both the 14 and the 15-meter vessel can be delivered with inboard diesels and jet drives or a triple OXE diesel outboard solution, as the outboard solution is giving extra deck space and space below the aft deck where up to 12 air cylinders can be fitted and with their low storage improving the stability of the vessels. Both vessels are based on the hulls and the highly flexible modular design of Tuco Marine Groups ProZero series.

The boats are designed for ROV and diver works, including operations like underwater inspection, investigation, excavation, construction, and repair or maintenance of machinery and structures, and the salvage of sunken property. For ROV operations the decks are prepared for mounting double davits and A-frames.

The main diving ladder is a central point of the spacious aft working deck on both vessels. It is designed through fibre-reinforced composites and therefore, according to Tuco, significantly lighter than the market, and fuel savings are gained through the need for less horsepower required to reach the cruising speeds of the vessels.

Katharina Garus /  Tuco

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