New Submarine Rescue Service

March 6, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a new sovereign air transportable Submarine Rescue Service capability under a contract with Phoenix International (Australia). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the service will be based in Western Australia and support both the Collins Class submarine force and the Attack Class submarines for the next 25 plus years. “The new system is being designed and built specifically to support the capability requirements of the Navy and will be both air and road transportable, capable of…

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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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DSME to Build New Submarine Rescue Ship for South Korean Navy

December 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on July 7 that it has concluded a detailed design and construction contract for the new type submarine structure (ASR-II) of the ROK Navy. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will complete the construction by the end of 2022 and deliver it to the ROK Navy. The new submarine rescue vessel, which has been awarded this time, is equipped with the latest diving system capable of diving up to 300 meters and a new…

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Indian Navy Augments Submarine Rescue capability

October 17, 2018 – The Indian Navy’s submarine rescue capability got a boost with the successful completion of trials of the newly-inducted deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). The Western Naval Command has successfully concluded maiden trials of its Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), ushering in a niche capability to the Indian Navy. The DSRV, which is operated by a crew of three, can rescue 14 personnel from a disabled submarine at one time. On 15 Oct 2018, The DSRV carried out the first under water mating with a bottomed submarine,…

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JFD advances state-of-the-art submarine rescue system build for one of world’s leading navies

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems (SRS), ready for delivery to its customer in 2018. The 3rd Generation SRS has been developed by JFD to maximize the chances of successfully rescuing the crew of a distressed submarine (DISSUB) and is the culmination of over 30 years of rescue system operation and development, representing an optimum combination of capability and…

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