A paravane is often referred to as a water kite. It is attached to the boom and powered by the water to slow and steady the boom replacing a tow boat.
The Vikoma paravane is a powerful and versatile tool. In a traditional open water boom deployment it replaces the tow boat, enabling a single vessel to deploy a boom system.
Our paravane is a unique modular design offering ultimate flexibility with three sizes available to suit boom or Fasflo size. We offer interchangeable options for conversion
allowing Paravane Maxi to be converted to a Midi and a Paravane Midi to be converted to a Maxi. This gives you a really cost effective and flexible tool to easily convert to the size you need at the time of a spill.
Paravane Maxi has a twin vane arrangement and is ideally suited to medium to large boom systems in open water. Paravane Midi has a single vane arrangement and is suited to small to medium boom systems in rivers and sheltered waters.
In a river deployment Paravane Mini can be used alongside personnel to manually deploy a boom system without the need for a boat. This functionality minimises personnel and reduces costs making it ideally suited to training exercises as well as oil spill response.