Glasgow firm Malin React has teamed up with underwater specialist JFD to provide a worldwide emergency submarine rescue service.
The agreement is designed to ensure rapid vessel mobilisation of JFD’s submarine rescue assets anywhere in the world, minimising the time to first rescue (TTFR).
In the event of a submarine emergency, and assuming no dedicated rescue vessels are available, a fly-away submarine rescue capability will be deployed and mobilised to a nearby vessel of opportunity (VOO) which will then conduct a rescue operation for the distressed submarine (DISSUB).
The firms said that critical to the success of rescue operations is keeping the TTFR to an absolute minimum, ensuring that the rescue capability is always available and ready to deploy as quickly as possible.
To successfully and quickly deploy a JFD submarine rescue capability to the site of the DISSUB within the shortest possible time frame, a vital component in the rescue evolution is ensuring the fast and efficient installation of the rescue assets onto a suitable VOO. The teaming agreement with Malin React will ensure there is a dedicated and experienced global pool of engineers on standby.
Graham Tait, managing director at Malin React, added: “Through this agreement, Malin React and JFD are able to combine naval architecture, engineering and installation resources and processes, creating a mobilisation team with the broad experience and reach to provide global support to JFD and the world’s navies.”