This was a great opportunity to meet the head of the Indian Submarine Service and his newly formed rescue team

Commander Chris Coles, Submarine Delivery Agency Emergency Response team

The Indian Navy were keen to learn how the system is maintained, operated and deployed by the experienced team based at Faslane, as they themselves are in the process of procuring two new submarine rescue systems which are manufactured in Scotland by James Fisher Defence.

The purchase of these state of the art submarine rescue systems will hopefully lead to India joining the global submarine rescue community and offering mutual submarine rescue support to other submarine operating nations.

The ethos shared amongst submariners is such that the nearest submarine rescue system could be deployed to a submarine in distress, no matter which country it belongs to.

Speed is essential in any submarine rescue scenario so the more deployable rescue systems we have in the world, the more comfort we can take that there is a viable rescue submarine that could get on scene in time to save the crew.

Commander Chris Coles said, “This was a great opportunity to meet the head of the Indian Submarine Service and his newly formed rescue team. It will be a couple of years before India's rescue systems are fully operational but NSRS hopes to forge a close working relationship and establish mutual rescue arrangements with the Indian Navy".

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) (Submariner)

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