Fast Survey and Crew Transfer Vessel25/06/2012
|On 22 June 2012, Braveheart Shipping celebrated the christening of its new survey and crew transfer vessel, the Guardian – a Javelin 22.22 seaworthy multi-purpose workboat. She is capable of hydrographic and seismologic survey tasks and ROV support. The Guardian is the first vessel in her class to be equipped with a gyro-stabilisation system which eliminates instability without creating an air stream. Survey is possible in waves of up to four metres.|
Without this system, mostly survey jobs are limited to wave heights of up to two metres, according to the ship’s management. During the demo cruise, the Guardian proved stable in the short waves, which are characteristic for the IJsselmeer, and equipped with a Reson 7125 multibeam echosounder she was able to show stable survey data at a speed of 21kn (image).
The Guardian has been developed for Sea zone 3 duties like survey, crew tendering, ROV and diving operations. She is equipped with two moon pools, one for the permanent survey equipment of the vessel and one to be used for client-specific survey tools. As the vessel can operate on sea for a longer time, the focus has been on comfort, with a generous work space including two survey positions and an additional aft steering position. There are overnight facilities for eight staff including a shower.
The Javelin has been built by KD Workboats in Urk, The Netherlands.
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