JFD demos submarine rescue system in exercise
JFD has successfully completed a comprehensive submarine rescue exercise to mobilise the entire NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).
During Exercise Golden Arrow the NSRS was fully mobilised and demobilised at Glasgow’s King George V Dock.
Training was also carried out to enhance crew capability to conduct safe and effective rescue operations, ensuring the capability remains ready to respond to an incident anywhere in the world. This included the safe launch and recovery of the submarine rescue vehicle, laying of the mating target, and conducting mating and hyperbaric operations.
During the exercise, JFD also demonstrated to participanting nations the ability to launch and recover NSRS’s submarine rescue vehicle without the use of a support boat, or deploying swimmers. The diverless launch and recovery system is a feature of several of JFD’s submarine rescue systems, and allows it to operate safely in higher sea states.
Upon completion of the exercise, the mothership transited back to the disembarkation point at King George V Dock, from where the equipment was returned to HMNB Clyde where it remains ready to respond to incidents instantaneously.
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