RR447 - Fast rescue craft recovery
by installation crane:
Phase 2 study
This project is a continuation of a previous HSE study which reviewed the possibility of using existing offshore pedestal type cranes for the launch and recovery of fast
response craft (FRC’s). Phase 1 concentrated mainly on the environmental and operational problems
associated with launch/recovery of the FRC and was commissioned by HSE in response to the
industry project reviewing the possibility of scaling down the number of stand by vessels
operating in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf.
One concept was the permanent stationing of a FRC (or FRC’S) on a fixed offshore installation that
could be launched/recovered by the platform cranes for emergency rescue and other forms of installation
This phase 2 study focuses in more detail on the sole issue of the suitability of existing pedestal cranes on
fixed installations to safely launch and recover a FRC.
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