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Our Group offers a range of high performance systems for the world’s navies, coastguards and fishery enforcement agencies. This includes the award-winning Caley Davit, specialist handling systems for submarine rescue and dive systems, and cables for submarine and anti-submarine warfare.

Davits for rapid deployment of RIBs and workboats weighing up to 3.5 tonnes in Sea State Six conditions
Submarine Rescue
Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) Handling Systems for tethered and free swimming rescue submersibles
Specialist Cables
Bespoke specialist cables for submarine and anti-submarine warfare, mine counter measures, and anti-terrorism and installation security

Case Study

Caley Davits for Irish Navy offshore patrol vessels
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.