Brazilian Navy Commissions Submarine Rescue Vessel ‘Guillobel’

In a ceremony chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, the Submarine Rescue Vessel (SRV) “Guillobel” (NSS “Guillobel”) was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) on May 12. 2020.

Built at the request of the company ADAMS Offshore, at the Balenciaga shipyard in Zumai, Spain, in 2009, the former “Adams Challenge” was designed for deep diving work. Since then, it has performed saturated diving work for the oil & gas sector in the Gulfs of Mexico and Guinea and, more recently, in the Middle East.

The commissioning of this important asset is a milestone for diving activities, contributing to the safety of submarine operations. The new vessel will also provide support for the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR).

After the commissioning, the NSS “Guillobel” goes to the initial stage of operational training, with the objective of reaching its initial operational capability.