Italian Navy Begins SMEREX 2018 off Taranto

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – The exercise Submarine Escape Rescue Exercise 2018 (SMEREX 2018) for the search, rescue and escape from a damaged submarine is currently underway until 09 November 2018, in the waters facing Ginosa Marina in the Gulf of Taranto .

The objective of the exercise is to test the alarm chain and the national search and rescue system based on the satellite system normally used for the search and location of troubled ships called COSPAS-SARSAT, verifying the correct performance of all the procedures to rescue the crew of a submarine on the ground following a failure. This year the exercise will have an international character and will see the participation of the Greek submarine The exercise Submarine Escape Rescue Exercise 2018 (SMEREX 2018) for the search, rescue and escape from a damaged submarine is currently underway until 09 November 2018, in the waters facing Ginosa Marina in the Gulf of Taranto .

The objective of the exercise is to test the alarm chain and the national search and rescue system based on the satellite system normally used for the search and location of troubled ships called COSPAS-SARSAT, verifying the correct performance of all the procedures to rescue the crew of a submarine on the ground following a failure. This year the exercise will have an international character and will see the participation of the Greek submarine Matrozos, of the U214 class, of the staff of ISMERLO (International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office) and, for the Navy, of the Romei submarine, class Todaro type U212A.

The role of rescuer is entrusted to the submarine rescue and rescue ship Anteo of the Italian Navy which embarks, among other search and rescue systems, a SRV 300 mini-submarine. Submarine Parachute Assistant Group) of the Underwater Operating Group (GOS), supported by the Submarine Escape and Assistance Group (SMERAT) of the Subordinate and Incursive Command (COMSUBIN) of La Spezia.

The submarine rescue carried out by COMSUBIN, a real excellence in the underwater field of our country, also recognized abroad, is a unique feature in the context of the Mediterranean Marine and is part of the multiple capabilities that the Navy places at the service of collectivity in the marine environment.

By virtue of this, representatives of the marinas of Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, France, Israel, Holland, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Spain will also be present at the SMEREX 2018.

On November 7th the average day of the exercise will be held at the Taranto School of Diving and accredited journalists will be given the opportunity to watch from an Anteo ship at one of the training events that will involve the Romei submarine., of the U214 class, of the staff of ISMERLO (International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office) and, for the Navy, of the Romei submarine, class Todaro type U212A.

The role of rescuer is entrusted to the submarine rescue and rescue ship Anteo of the Italian Navy which embarks, among other search and rescue systems, a SRV 300 mini-submarine. Submarine Parachute Assistant Group) of the Underwater Operating Group (GOS), supported by the Submarine Escape and Assistance Group (SMERAT) of the Subordinate and Incursive Command (COMSUBIN) of La Spezia.

The submarine rescue carried out by COMSUBIN, a real excellence in the underwater field of our country, also recognized abroad, is a unique feature in the context of the Mediterranean Marine and is part of the multiple capabilities that the Navy places at the service of collectivity in the marine environment.

By virtue of this, representatives of the marinas of Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, France, Israel, Holland, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Spain will also be present at the SMEREX 2018.

On November 7th the average day of the exercise will be held at the Taranto School of Diving and accredited journalists will be given the opportunity to watch from an Anteo ship at one of the training events that will involve the Romei submarine.