Self-PropeLled Hyperbaric Lifeboat

In the event of a major incident, the Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL) is to excavate and rescue the divers from the dive support vessel while they are under a hyperbaric condition.

Vanguarde’s Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL) is designed and built to SOLAS 86 regulations and CLASS approved by ABS and DNV. The boat has integrated a hyperbaric chamber with a fully equipped saturation diving system.

The lifeboat is designed to be launched by a gravity davit system, equipped with the lifeboat release and release system – ‘Csafe’ Hook. The system supports all launching and recovery functions as required by IMO/SOLAS/ABS.

The SPHL is available in different sizes, up to 24 divers per SPHL.

Vanguarde’s Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat comes with the followings:


  • Approved by major classification societies and flag states
  • Integrate alternative hyperbaric chambers and diving systems for our respective client’s needs
  • Support up to 72 hours of survival capability
  • Support up to 300m dive depth
  • Excellent sea-keeping and manoeuvrability with additional bow thruster
  • Superior interval space for easy manoeuvre around the chamber
  • Additional storage of essential supplies
Self PropeLled Hyperbaric Lifeboat