Submarine Rescue Exercise is hosted at HM Naval Base Clyde

December 18, 2018 – Personnel from France, Norway and the United Kingdom gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde to take part in a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) training exercise. Over 110 people participated in the week-long event – the largest evacuation exercise ever to be planned at Faslane – bringing together military and civilian staff including submariners, divers, medics and Babcock personnel. The NSRS, which is jointly owned by France, Norway and the UK, is in three main parts – an Intervention Remotely Operated Vehicle (IROV), a Submarine Rescue…

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JFD demonstrates NATO Submarine Rescue System capabilities

JFD, the world-leading submarine rescue and diving equipment company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is currently taking part in a major international submarine rescue exercise, Dynamic Monarch ‘17. The exercise requires JFD to demonstrate the capabilities of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) and to provide training. An integral part of the UK’s submarine rescue provision since 1985, JFD is responsible for maintaining NSRS in a permanent state of rescue readiness for the NATO partner nations of France, Norway and the UK. Fully air transportable using a…

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Submarine Rescue System heads to Norway for major exercise

February 10, 2017 – Elements of the world-class NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) were deployed from its headquarters at HM Naval Base Clyde recently, and moved in a huge logistical exercise to Prestwick airport for transport onwards to Norway. It was all part of Exercise Northern Sun, designed to test the mobilization of the NSRS and exercise its capabilities in the frigid waters off Norway. The system, which is jointly-owned by the UK, France and Norway, is in three main parts – an Intervention Remotely Operated Vehicle (IROV), a Submarine…

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