Indian Navy Submarine Rescue vessels

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  1. aditya g

    aditya g Regular Member

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    In latest interview with NDTV, Admiral Dhowan CNS has confirmed that IN has placed the order for submarine rescue vessels. This will be an end to a long wait by the Navy - and fills a capability gap before we induct sophisticated nuke subs.

    Which DSRV country/manufacturer have we bought?

    NDTV: What about the absence of rescue vehicles?

    Admiral Dhowan: The absence of the rescue vehicle has been taken care of because they have already been ordered.In the meantime to meet our current requirement...

    NDTV: When do we think we will get them?

    Admiral Dhowan: We'll get them now. The process is all complete, of the acquisition, now is the delivery period, which has to be taken into account and they'll be there
     
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    aditya g Regular Member

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    It could be a combination of Project 21300 ship from Admiralty SY, Russia and DSAR from James Fisher Defence (UK). Lets see.
     
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    The [email protected] Burkha dutt didn't let the cheif finish his point. He was going to say that to cover the operational gap the IN has tied up with the USN to deploy a DSRV for the IN anywhere in the world within 24 hours of the request being made.
     
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    aditya g Regular Member

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    RFS Epron, Prut-class diving ship accompanied Arihant during her diving tests.... she left Black Sea @ Sep-2015

    INS Nistar, decommissioned in 1989 was also a Prut class ship.

    http://en.portnews.ru/news/206512/

    2015 September 15 14:22

    Rescue ship Epron of Russia's Black Sea Fleet starts task performance in the Indian Ocean
    Today the rescue ship Epron of the Black Sea Fleet under the leadership of Captain 3rd rank Denis Bergs finished its way through the Gulf of Aden and started task performance in the Indian Ocean, RF Defence Ministry’s press center says.

    The ship departed from Sevastopol on August 26 and headed to the Indian Ocean where it will take part in the joint activities with the ships of the Indian Navy according to the plan of the international military cooperation according to the previously achieved agreements.

    The arrival of the ship Epron to India is planned in early October.
     
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    15 years on, nod to 1,900 crore deal for 2 'mini subs'

    NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday cleared the long-pending Rs 1,900 crore deal for the Navy to acquire two deep-submergence rescue vessels (DSRVs), which are basically mini submarines that dive to 'mate' with 'disabled' submarines to extricate sailors trapped deep underwater.

    The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, cleared the acquisition of the two critically-required DSRVs from a UK-based company, James Fisher Defence, sources said.

    Grappling with rudimentary submarine rescue capabilities, the Navy's quest for acquiring two DSRVs has been hanging fire for over 15 years now, as earlier reported by TOI .

    Fortunately, the force has not suffered a major accident while a submarine has been out at sea. The Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuratna had managed to surface after a mishap in the Arabian Sea in February 2014, though two officers were killed and several others injured in the incident. There were 94 sailors on board at that time.

    The acquisition of DSRVs is all the more important since the Navy is grappling with 13 ageing diesel-electric submarines, all of them well over 20 years old. Equipped with pressurised chambers, sonars and cameras, a DSRV can rescue around 20 sailors at a time from depths of over 600 metres after 'mating' with the stricken submarine's hatch. The Navy's existing "submarine escape pressurized suits'' can be used only for relatively shallow depths, while diving support ship INS Nireekshak can launch "bells" till about 175 metres.

    India had inked a contract in 1997 with the US Navy for its "global submarine rescue fly-away kit'' service, paying an initial $734,443, as an "interim measure" to the DSRVs.

    Then, in June 2000, Navy formally initiated the case for two DSRVs, which was "approved in principle" by CCS in November 2002.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...deal-for-2-mini-subs/articleshow/51352344.cms
     
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    James Fisher inks GBP193m Indian Navy contract

    James Fisher and Sons has announced that its subsidiary JFD Limited has been awarded a GBP193m contract by the Indian Navy for the long-term provision of its submarine escape and rescue capability.

    The Company confirmed that the contract entails the design and production of two complete submarine rescue systems for GBP83m by December 2018 and will be assembled and produced at JFD's Inchinnan facility, near Glasgow, UK.

    A 25 year in-service support contract covering all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the system will commence when the vessels are put into service in India.

    Two complete submarine rescue systems will be delivered to the Indian Navy including Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSRV), Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) equipment, Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) systems and all logistics and support equipment required to operate the service. Nick Henry, Chief Executive Officer of JFS, said:

    "As the global leader in submarine rescue services, James Fisher has been awarded the contract by demonstrating, through its work with the Royal Navy, the Australian Navy and the Singapore Navy, a commitment to the safety of the global submarine community over many years. We look forward to working with the Indian Navy at the start of this long term relationship."

    http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/5255472/James-Fisher-inks-GBP193m-Indian-Navy-contract.html
     
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    This is nice, James Fisher is the provider of Submarine rescue systems to NATO navies.

     
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    Igor Belousov (Project 21300) is the latest Russian Navy rescue vessel. Not even 2 years old

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/russia-could-not-locate-antonov-32-aircraft/1/731491.html

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    While arriving in India for a 'pre-planned' request the nature of which was kept confidential, Russian Navy's rescue ship Igor Belousov was asked by the Indian Navy (IN) to lend help in locating the missing Russian-origin Antonov 32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Those aware of the matter informed that the Russian Navy agreed to the request and diverted the ship accordingly. "We had the Russian Navy vessel spend over 12 hours in the surface search zone looking out for the AN-32 but sadly could not locate a thing. It was very kind of them to agree but nothing came of it and then they proceeded towards Vishakhapatnam, as was the original plan," said a source.

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    Russian Naval Rescue Ship Igor Belousov arriving at Visakhapatnam. (Photo: Jugal Purohit)



    India, as a practice, avoids seeking foreign support in missions involving search and rescue as well as financial support. There have been a few exceptions. Said a source associated with last year's search effort to locate a crashed Dornier of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), "While we did seek support from other countries, we deliberately kept the tone down. It was not something to discuss too much about. We'd largely pretend to have everything in-house," said an retired officer who did not wish to be quoted. Reportedly, it was in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh rejected bilateral assistance. Ever since, as a mark of its growing clout, India has emerged as a donor.

    Explaining the decision to seek Russian help, an officer explained, "This ship is a brand new ship used for emergency response, search and rescue as well as salvage of crew in distressed ships and submarines. It has equipment which can be sent down to 700m and submersibles which can lift objects from the bottom of the floor."

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    A release issued by the IN said the Russian ship was to spend four days with the Eastern Naval Command (ENC). It also added that the visit of ship and the 'senior Russian Navy delegation' will witness "interaction between personnel of both the Navies in various professional, cultural, social and sports events." The ship will depart on August 6. On the first day, the Captain 1st Rank Maksim S Allikin, the head of the delegation and Captain 3rd Rank Alexey Nekhodtsev, Commanding Officer of the Igor Belousov met Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, Flag Officer Submarines.

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    (Photo: Jugal Purohit)


    With efforts not yielding, the search authorities are now banking on vessels from National Institute of Ocean Technology and Geological Survey of India. Both Sagar Nidhi and Samudra Ratnakar, belonging to NIOT and GSI respectively are expected to arrive in the search area by the end of the week.
     
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    http://rbth.com/news/2016/08/04/ind...ussian-search-and-rescue-vessel-source_617995

    India is looking at purchasing a Russian-made Igor Belousov-type search-and-rescue vessel, a source close to the Indian defense ministry told TASS on August 14.

    "India is looking at buying a state-of-the-art search-and-rescue vessel of that type. That is why our specialists are examining the Russian rescue and salvage ship Igor Belousov which has called at Visakhapatnam," the source said, adding that India has no rescue boats with such technical capacities. Hence, the Indian side will scrutinize the Russian vessel and its equipment.
     

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