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NATO Submarine Rescue System

The NATO submarine Rescue System (NRSR) is based at Clyde Submarine Base, this sytem repalced LR5

The system is managed by Rolls Royce, the NSRS entered service in 2006 and replaced the LR5 – the previous rescue vehicle which was involved in the rescue of Russian mini-sub, Pritz, and was called to the scene of the Kursk disaster.

Jointly owned by the UK, French and Norwegian navies, the NSRS is made up of three different independent systems.

The first is a remotely operated vehicle which can be used to locate a submarine in trouble, clear debris from the vessel and deliver life-saving pods full of food, water and oxygen through the escape hatch.

The second system is the SRV itself. Christened “Nemo” by the pilots who operate her, the SRV is a manned vessel that can dive to depths of up to 610 metres and evacuate up to 15 people at a time.

The third part of the NSRS is the TUP, or Transfer Under Pressure system, a portable decompression and medical support unit that can take up to 68 people.

Not surprisingly, getting the system out to the scene of an incident is a massive logistical challenge.

The first step will be to load everything onto the back of 28 lorries

Then move them to Prestwick airport where the equipment will be put onto two Boeing C17 Globemasters and three Antonov 124
aircraft.

Everything will be unload from the planes and then the system would be put onboard a mother ship.

To help us we have a Babcock support mobilisation team of 12 people, plus a team of welders who are always on standby should we get called out for real.

Once the mother ship is ready the team will head out to Sea.

To Find out more about the recue system folloe the PDF link below

NSRS Factsheet

 

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