Subsea services company Aqueos Corporation said it has entered into a multi-year agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the US-built multi-role DP-2 diving support vessel (DSV) Kelly Ann Candies.
The high spec vessel has a built-in 14-man Draeger saturation diving system complete with three-man bell, moon-pool bell launch with cursor, self propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHL), 60-ton crane and berthing for 76 persons. The vessel has a Canyon Offshore work class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with an in-built, integrated ROV control room and an ABS classed, IMCA complaint surface air diving system. In addition, Aqueos has secured a dedicated hyperbaric rescue facility (HRF) and a life support package (LSP) to accommodate the SPHL in case of an emergency vessel evacuation. The vessel is Jones Act complaint, fuel efficient and is well suited to support clients in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago, Mexico and the surrounding regions including West Africa, Aqueos said.
Aqueos Corporation has incorporated a “One Team Approach” between vessel and dive crew and has also added valued business partners, Canyon Offshore for ROV services, T. Baker Smith for the provision of survey and vessel positioning and Unique Hydra for the provision of the HRF.
Ted Roche, President and CEO of Aqueos Corporation, stated, “We felt that there was a void in the GOM and surrounding regions for the provision of a high spec, Jones Act complaint, DP2 Saturation Diving Vessel. To that end, we are thrilled to be partnering with Otto Candies in chartering the DSV Kelly Ann Candies. This is a fantastic, extremely efficient vessel which meets the high specifications and safety expectations of Aqueos and our customer base. Additionally, this is a great opportunity for two quality companies sharing the same core values of safety, to collaborate in providing enhanced services, increasing our respective market shares and expanding our global footprint to our valued customers.”
Otto Candies III, Director of Otto Candies, stated “We are truly excited to join the “One Team Approach” with first class partners Aqueos, Canyon Offshore, T. Baker Smith and Unique Hydra. This team will provide our clients with a Jones Act qualified, world class vessel offering state of the art services with efficiency and safety as its guiding principles.”