Wave Handler 800 Class
Hose Handling & Mooring Line Deployment Craft
LOA 9.2m Beam 4.0m Disp’t 7t
Speed 14kts Bollard Pull 1.75t
Main Machinery 2 x Volvo Penta D4 260bhp,
2 x Hamilton 274 water jets
This Wave Handler 800 is the first in a series of three which will operate based on FPSO’s in an oil field off the west coast of Africa. Her primary role is in line and hose handling duties although she is also outfitted for dive support operations. She has a small wheelhouse forward with folding seating for four passengers and a bow access arrangement for personnel transfers. The aft deck is fitted with a working platform at the stern to facilitate hose/line handling with an hydraulic capstan built into a plinth on the deck. She has dive bottle and umbilical storage and a dive panel built into the aft of the wheelhouse making her an exceptionally versatile vessel.