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MV Swift Rescue

Deep sea rescue

When the RSN launched this submarine support vessel in 2008, it was the first in Southeast Asia to acquire Submarine Escape and Rescue capabilities. Here’s how she provides a lifeline to those submerged in the depths of the sea.

Size and Capacity

MV Swift Rescue’s 27 crew are primed to provide whatever assistance they can to distressed submarine crews. 

Length:
85 metres

Beam:
18 metres

Displacement:
4,300 tonnes

Crew:
27

Manoeuvrability

MV Swift Rescue’s ability to operate continuously for four weeks makes her the perfect vessel for complex, long-running operations.

Speed:
12 knots

Endurance:
Up to 28 days continuous operation at sea

Capabilities

From rescue craft to hyperbaric treatment chamber and a helicopter deck, MV Swift Rescue provides end-to-end emergency care and evacuation options. It is also equipped with a submersible rescue vessel Deep Search and Rescue Six (DSAR 6). Launched from the mother vessel, DSAR 6 slips underwater and connects with the injured submarine, ferrying the submarine crew to safety.   

Eight-bed High Dependency Ward

Recompression chamber with 40-person capacity

Helipad