PERTH, Western Australia: Bhagwan Marine are pleased to announce that the Bhagwan Dryden, a new-build Air Dive Support Vessel collaboration, has arrived in Dampier, Western Australia.
As first announced on 28 August 2012, the Bhagwan Dryden is a state-of-the-art 57 metre DP2 hybrid catamaran, with Neptune-supplied permanent air diving, inspection and survey capabilities. She has the capability to work in shallow waters, offering operational efficiencies at these depths and is also fitted with a TMS light work class Comanche ROV.
The Bhagwan Dryden will be based in Australia working predominately on the North West Shelf and has already successfully completed her first campaign, a mooring system inspection by Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). In October 2014, she will commence operations for another key client as part of a five year contract (with the potential for a further three year extension). Under this agreement, Bhagwan and Neptune may market the vessel for charter to third parties.
The Bhagwan Dryden has 260m2 of clear deck space, DP2 dynamic positioning system, four point mooring system, emergency hybrid capability, firefighting capabilities (FIFI1) and is fitted with a 21 tonne deck crane and 20 tonne A frame.
Bhagwan Marine Managing Director, Loui Kannikoski, said “we are absolutely delighted to see the Bhagwan Dryden arrive here in Australia. This will without a doubt become our flagship vessel and cement our position as industry leaders in designing and delivering purpose-built vessels to our clients.”