MV Alucia Reconstructed for New Use

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The MV Alucia has undergone reconstruction and retrofit for future use as a research and upscale adventure vessel. Alucia was built at the Auroux Shipyard in southern France as a heavy lift ship and launch/recovery platform for diving and submersible operations. She functioned as principle support ship and launch recovery platform for the Nautalie from 1984-2004, one of the world’s only submersibles capable of diving 6,000 meters (19,690 feet). Acquired in June 2004 by DeepOcean Quest Expeditions, the MV Alucia (183 ft) has undergone a major retrofit and completed the requirements for a 5-year Bureau Veritas Certification survey. Now the vessel is in Seattle Washington, in the last series of integration and installation of the interior upgrades, communication and navigation systems, media editing studio, science lab, submarine and adventure underwater vehicles storage, maintenance and launch platform and other electronics packages that will make this Ship a floating research laboratory, cruise ship, art studio and media center.

With over 50 offices and service centers strategically located worldwide, the Radio Holland Group offers not only that warranty on systems and troubleshooting will be seamless, but the secure knowledge that these systems will be maintained and operational in even the most challenging of situations on the open ocean.

Radio Holland Seattle has been engaged to design and execute the engineering, integration and installation of the electronics design, electronics systems and highly advanced technologies that are being chosen for use by DeepOcean Quest. Gleb Tchaikovski salesman, Vladimir Chemlev on-site execution manager and Gus Lopez project manager and engineer have been chosen as the lead staff instrumental in the design planning, execution of the installation and selection of equipment for the vessel communication, navigation and scientific collection of data.

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