Multipurpose Support Vessel
The Hydna is basically a towing vessel that is mostly used as a Multipurpose Support Vessel for supporting the Group’s shallow water operations within Greece.
Originally built as a fishing trawler, and extensively re-built under Asso Group ownership, she features twin engines, an ample deck area with a stern roller, towing hook, anchor handling winch, a tunnel bow thruster, and a bulbous bow for increased speed performance.
The Hydna has been the Group’s workhorse for all cable shore landing and protection projects in Greece, towing the now-retired, Crane Barge Assodiver VII, and supporting many geophysical survey projects, for many years past. She is currently the main support vessel for the Group’s new MSV Alcyone, assisting her with anchor spread installation, logistic support, personnel transfers, and on occasion used for the support of survey work.
She has been meticulously maintained and kept up to date with latest systems and technology.
The Hydna (in Greek: Ύδνα) is named after the ancient Greek female swimmer and diver who along with her father Scyllis is credited with contributing to the defeat of the Persian navy attempting to invade Greece in 480 BC.