Harkand Atlantis has successfully completed mating trials at the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen for the Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL).
In the event of an emergency scenario, where Divers are required to be evacuated to the Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL), a suitable method of rescue is required that facilitates decompression of the Divers to surface pressure. A Life Support Package (LSP) would be mobilised & connected to the SPHL to maintain the Divers at storage depth & ensure suitable environmental conditions, within the chamber.
A Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) can be utilised to allow the Divers to be decompressed in a safe and comfortable environment. The Divers would complete a Transfer Under Pressure into a saturation diving system, where medical attention would be available, if required.
According to Harkand, the trials not only permitted mating of the SPHL to the NHC saturation diving system but also simulated the SPHL recovery and transfer from a safe haven to the National Hyperbaric Centre as per the Hyperbaric Lifeboat Reception procedure.