Italian Navy Submarine Rescue Exercise Held in Taranto

In Taranto, from 30 August to 9 September, the Submarine Flotilla Command hosted, for the second consecutive year, the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course . The course, the only one of its kind in NATO, responds to an important need of the international community to be ready when called upon to carry out a rescue operation on a damaged submarine in…

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Vietnam Christens Sub Rescue Ship Yet Kieu in Haiphong

On the morning of July 30, in Hai Phong, Z189 Factory under the General Department of Defense Industry held a ceremony to hand over the multi-purpose submarine search and rescue ship MSSARS 9316 (ship number 927-Yet Kieu) to the Navy. Attending the ceremony were Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem, Member of the Party Central Committee, Commander of the Vietnam Navy;…

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Submarine escape, rescue and abandonment system contract termination

January 21, 2021 – In April 2018, following an open tender process, Phoenix International Australia was selected to deliver a deployable submarine rescue system for use with both the Collins and Attack class submarine fleets. Following a series of delays in 2019 and 2020, the Department of Defence initiated an independent review of the project in August 2020. The Government…

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Russia Completes Summer Submarine Rescue Training

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the summer training period, the Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces conducted a series of comprehensive exercises to help submarines in distress. The exercises, during which the search and rescue of the crews of conditionally emergency submarines were practiced, took place in the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea fleets with the involvement…

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UK Extends Contract for NATO Submarine Rescue Missions

September 30, 2020 – A three-year contract extension to ensure NATO submariners are backed up by world-class rescue operations has been awarded to Scotland-based firm, JFD. Worth more than seven million pounds, the contract extension will reach into 2023 and provide operational support to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). Created in 2008, NSRS is a collaborative project shared between…

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Saipem and Drass Submarine Rescue System Selected by Italian Navy

June 16, 2020 – The subsea rescue system developed by Saipem in collaboration with Drass, a leading company in submarine and hyperbaric crewed technology, was selected by Marina Militare Italiana (the Italian Navy) for the equipment of the SDO-SuRS (Special & Diving Operations – Submarine Rescue Ship) ship, the new vessel for the rescue of submarines. The system integrates a…

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Sod turning signals start for new submarine escape and rescue capability

June 4, 2020 – Work has begun on a new purpose built facility at Henderson in Western Australia which will house the Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine Rescue System. The capability is a key part of the Liberal National Government’s new sovereign air transportable Submarine Rescue Service, which will support the men and women serving in Navy submarines. Turning the first…

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