How do you make a vessel capable of the following:
a) Operating at speed on the surface before;
b) Submerging safely in less than 2 minutes in order to;
c) Deliver a team of embarked divers to conduct operations in high-threat, high-risk environments?
To achieve this, several obstacles need to be overcome:
- High-speed surface operation warrants a powerful conventional marine diesel – but how to submerge it without compromising its operation or the craft’s buoyancy and trim?
- Achieving stable operation in both domains (surface and submerged) with one single set of controls mandates a very complex software solution. So, how to fuse all of this into a single control system?
- Safety is of paramount importance – how to assure this while ensuring reliability, simplicity and operational effectiveness?
The Solution – meet VICTA 2 from Subsea Craft
|Surface:||40kts and 250nm endurance|
|Subsurface (A Wet Vessel):||30m, 4hrs, 8 kts and 24nm endurance|
|Transition:||120 second dive time|
|Transportable:||Standard ISO container, single point lift|
|Hybrid:||Diesel Surface, Electric Subsurface|
|Crew:||2 Crew, 6 Divers|