Briggs Marine boosts diving division

The SMP dual basket LARS (Photo: Briggs Marine Contractors)

Briggs Marine Contractors has bought a dual basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to boost its diving division’s capacity to deliver services for the marine sector.

The system, built by Submarine Manufacturing Products (SMP), allows the safe launch and recovery of up to two working divers and one rescue diver in depths of up to 50 meters, according to Briggs Marine.

Briggs Marine said the SMP dual basket LARS system was immediately employed on an offshore renewables project, with teams of divers working around the clock in depths of up to 28 meters to facilitate replacement of an inter array cable.

Craig English, Operations Director of Subsea Services at Briggs Marine, said: “The equipment enhances the modular dive spreads owned and operated by Briggs, and means that bespoke solutions can be rapidly prepared according to each client’s specific requirements; from quayside, nearshore or offshore solutions, domestically or abroad.”

The SMP dual basket LARS has been built and maintained to International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines and has been certified by Lloyds Register, Briggs Marine said.

Briggs Marine Contractors is headquartered in Burntisland on the Firth of Forth in Scotland, with marine diving bases in Aberdeen, Burntisland, Immingham, Liverpool, the Thames and the Solent.

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