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Fassi F1100RA.2 he-dynamic

Chapman Expeditions and researchers from Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) report success from their St. Eustatius Expedition 2017, and from the performances of their Fassi F1100RA.2 he-dynamic loader crane


St. Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles) – Chapman Expeditions and researchers from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Sirenas MD have reported a successful end to their St. Eustatius Expedition 2017. The ship RV Chapman reached the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius on 13th April, with the aim of studying, for the first time, deep reef communities at depths which are unreachable via conventional scuba diving (between 50-300 m), with the help of the manned submersible Curasub (Substation Curacao).
During the trip, members of the DROP team were able to make five dives off the west coast of the island, thanks to the lifting power of RV Chapman’s Fassi F1100RA.2 he-dynamic crane, which consistently facilitated the safe deployment and recovery of the submarine used for dives.

Highlights from the team’s research include: more than 2000 recorded observations of fishes, collection of more than 350 samples of deep-reef fishes and invertebrates, at least eight unknown species of fishes that have yet to be formally described and 38 observed species which had never before been recorded in St. Eustatius.

(Courtesy of Substation Curacao.)

Read more about the expedition and its results here: http://www.chapmanexpeditions.org

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s goal of meeting different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.