JFD facilitated these workouts throughout the globe in opposition to the backdrop of the continuing Covid 19 pandemic, with one train happening in Australia and two within the UK. Within the occasion of a Distressed Submarine (DISSUB), any delays to a rescue operation can have catastrophic penalties, so it’s important that common Submarine Rescue System (SRS) and Submarine Rescue Car (SRV) workouts happen. This permits gear to be confirmed and personnel familiarised, giving the very best probability of an environment friendly rescue operation ought to a real-life incident happen. In February, UK trials occurred for the not too long ago manufactured third Technology DSRV (Deep Search and Rescue Car), the third constructed by JFD throughout the final 12 months. This included the Manufacturing unit Acceptance Checks (FATs), an area Dock Dip on the King George V Dock in Glasgow, and Harbour Acceptance Trials (HATs) at JFD’s website in Fort William. An Operations group, in addition to the assist shore and afloat group ensured the security of those trials.

In March, a group of JFD’s skilled Submarine Rescue Operators undertook a seaborne operational coaching train in Australia on board Mothership (MOSHIP) MV Stoker. The train included a completely timed mobilisation of the rescue property, ROV system, LR5 SRV certification dive and hyperbaric coaching with Royal Australian Navy Medics. The mobilisation time was achieved in 57 hours, this in contrast with the usual 72 hours is a big achievement and testomony to the expertise and dedication of the JFD group. On the finish of March, JFD deployed the complete NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) to SD Northern River, for endeavor workouts off the west coast of Scotland.


Ben Wright, Head of Functionality – Submarine Escape and Rescue, JFD mentioned: “It has been an thrilling and operationally busy begin to the yr for JFD, with three consecutive submarine workouts happening internationally. Not solely that, however JFD achieved some important operational milestones for our prospects, together with beating timed mobilisation targets in Australia. It’s the breadth and depth of our experience to plan and safely execute workouts globally, while navigating numerous worldwide Covid 19 Authorities restraints, that makes JFD a world chief within the submarine rescue area. Our personnel have extraordinarily specialised experience and having sufficient useful resource accessible at one time to assist workouts intercontinentally could be very distinctive. This additional reinforces our confidence to ship an efficient rescue within the occasion of a real-life emergency. We’re proud to assist these trials as we constantly attempt to set new requirements of security and shield submariners.”

JFD is a longtime supplier to 80 nations and 33 navies worldwide and helps a number of submarine rescue methods in service globally. On the forefront of the submarine rescue area, JFD delivers assured submarine rescue readiness (98%+) to navies all over the world, together with a confirmed and examined submarine rescue functionality to the Royal Navy and NATO companions. JFD’s distinctive experience and capabilities make navigating distinctive challenges, like a number of consecutive workouts, attainable. JFD is regularly striving to enhance international submarine rescue and our sensible and international expertise, strengthened via common workouts, allows us to prepared the ground inside this specialist and demanding space.