Unique Hydra Gears Up to Launch its Diving Daughtercraft System at the IMCA Annual Seminar 2014


Unique Hydra (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, is exhibiting at the IMCA Annual Seminar to be held on 19th and 20th November 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK. Unique Hydra will be present at stand number 26. It is also a bronze sponsoring exhibitor for the event.

The IMCA Annual Seminar is conducted every year for professionals at the forefront of the marine contracting industry. The seminar includes an array of presentations given by specialists on technical, safety and environmental issues affecting the industry. This year’s programme focuses on the initiatives being employed to improve performance across various technical divisions such as Marine, Diving, Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV.

During the event, Unique Hydra will be focusing on a range of its diving products that include the classed containerized air dive systems, the eDMS 100 (Electronic Dive & Chamber Monitoring System), Launch & Recovery Systems, DSV Saturation Diving Systems and the HYDRACraft Daughter Craft system.

However, the major highlight of our participation will be the launch of the HYDRACraft Diving Daughtercraft System. The daughter craft system is designed for conducting diving operations in locations that are not accessible by larger DSVs or for underwater weld inspections. The craft is deployed off a mother vessel. A decompression chamber is positioned on the mother vessel to support the diving operation. The vessels are 14m or 15m long and are purpose designed for diving operations, i.e., stability over speed and endurance. The boat has an aft diving deck where the diver is dressed and enters the water using a 2m single spine ladder deployed at the aft. There is a 350kg A-frame davit that is fitted to the aft of the vessel to be used to recover an injured diver.

On account of Unique Hydra’s participation at the event, Mike Jessop, Managing Director @ Unique Hydra stated, “We are delighted to be exhibiting and sponsoring at the IMCA Annual Seminar 2014 which aims at focusing on technical discussions on a wide range of topics associated with the marine contracting industry. We are looking forward to launching our HYDRACraft system which is the first diving Daughter craft to be purpose designed by a diving equipment designer and manufacturer. We also look forward to networking with our existing clients in the diving industry and making new clients over the two-day course of the event.”

About Unique Maritime Group: 
Founded in 1993, Unique Maritime Group (UMG) is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers. Through its expanding network of companies, UMG is a specialist in the provision of services, and the sale and rental of equipment for diving, marine, oil & gas, survey and inspection market sectors. Some of these products and services include commercial diving equipment, saturation diving systems, daughter craft, breathing air compressors, decompression chambers, hyperbaric rescue facility for the diving market sector; Integrated Vessel Management, Control and Safety Systems, Power Generation and Propulsion Systems, Onboard Energy Management Solutions for the marine market sector including the Unique Seaflex range of water weights, lift bags and pipeline buoyancy services; pipe clamps, on site machining, leak repair, hot tapping and online valve testing for the oil & gas market sector; environmental monitoring, hydrographic and geophysical survey equipment, remote operated vehicle for the survey and inspection market sectors. UMG has local presence in USA, UK, South Africa, Nigeria, India, Middle East and Singapore and employs over 500 people worldwide.



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