Caley Ocean System’s rescue boat davits have been selected to assist with operations on the Irish Naval Service’s offshore patrol vessels.
The all-weather Caley davits are designed for rapid deployment, enabling rigid inflatable boats to be launched in seconds, even in Sea State Six conditions. The davits’ handling system features anti-pendulation control to reduce the effects of motion, increasing the safety for those on board. During boat recovery, the towing boom positions the boat under the davit eliminating boat yaw, and light auto-tension winch control eliminates snatching during recovery.
The Caley systems for the INS patrol vessels comprise two C-Frame davits with associated towing booms, central hydraulic power units and controls. Launch and recovery operations are controlled from a single control station, mounted aft of the davit. This gives the operator a clear view of the davit boat and towing boom.
Caley davits can be found on a number of Irish Naval Service ships, including Long Eirennach (Irish Ship) Róisín and LE Niamh, and the offshore helicopter patrol vessel LE Eithne.