Navantia, the Spanish state-owned navy shipbuilding firm, is within the means of finishing the preliminary design for the BAM-IS. The brand new Mothership (MOSHIP) will substitute the Spanish Navy’s present vessel which isn’t tailored to host submarine rescue techniques. It’s a important requirement that within the occasion of a Distressed Submarine (DISSUB), there’s an accessible vessel that may host submarine rescue system tools, in addition to help the opposite vital points of a rescue. Not having an acceptable vessel accessible will possible end in delays, which may have catastrophic penalties. The contract gave JFD – a world chief within the design, construct and operation of submarine rescue techniques – duty for finishing an preliminary evaluation of the design, to make sure the brand new vessel will likely be able to embarking such techniques.

Greg Cotten, Head of Operational Functionality and Technical Authority, JFD stated: “This contract highlights JFD’s place on the forefront of submarine rescue, and our dedication to retaining submariners world wide secure. JFD is proud to work alongside Navantia and help the Spanish Navy in taking proactive motion to make sure that they’ll help worldwide submarine rescue techniques by assessing and surveying their Rescue Motherships or Vessels of Alternative (VOO) which function within the waters. With skilled operators and Naval Architects, JFD will be known as upon to evaluate vessels for suitability and safeguard in opposition to any potential setbacks within the occasion of an emergency.”


The present intention is that the BAM-IS will be capable to host important worldwide submarine rescue techniques. In addition to Preliminary Ship Survey and Suitability Assessments, JFD can present a spread of providers in help of MOSHIPs and VOOs, together with On Website Ship Surveys and Airport and Port Assurance Surveys. Alongside these capabilities, JFD additionally operates a VOO Database Service to trace and monitor appropriate VOOs that may very well be known as upon through the time of want. JFD will likely be taking its experience in submarine rescue techniques to one of many largest naval occasions in Europe, Underwater Defence & Safety, because of be held in Might this yr on the Farnborough Exhibition Centre within the UK. Because the SMERAS (Submarine Escape, Rescue, Abandonment and Survival) Associate and Spherical Desk Sponsor, JFD will likely be presenting on the subject of ‘Rescue MOSHIPs and VOOs functionality to host Submarine Rescue Techniques within the time of want’, exploring the necessities of Rescue Techniques and the possible state of affairs and mobilisation course of onto a vessel.

JFD is the world main underwater functionality supplier, serving the business and defence markets with progressive diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical options and providers. Working worldwide, the corporate is the world’s main supplier of submarine rescue functionality and a longtime supplier of submarine escape coaching. The corporate is on the forefront of Hyperbaric Rescue, together with being the main provider of business and defence diving tools and saturation diving techniques to the business business.Ansti Take a look at Techniques Ltd was acquired in January 2020, offering JFD with the potential to design and manufacture check amenities for efficiency measurement of underwater / floor respiratory equipment. In March 2020, JFD acquired Fathom Techniques, a number one supplier of diver communications, gasoline evaluation, diver monitoring and built-in diving management techniques for Diving Help Vessels (DSVs). Fathom Techniques are based mostly in Portlethen, Aberdeen. JFD is a part of the James Fisher and Sons plc.