Asean’s 1st Submarine Support Vessel

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of ST Engineering, successfully launched Swift Rescue, Asean’s first Submarine Support and Rescue Vessel (SSRV) on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at its main yard in Benoi.

ST Marine had conceptualized, designed and built Swift Rescue to enable it with the primary capability of submarine rescue as well as fulfill other secondary roles. This 279 ft by 59 ft vessel is highly maneuverable with excellent sea-keeping capabilities. Equipped with a DPS-2 dynamic positioning system, it also incorporates a helicopter deck and unique operational spaces to meet the requirements of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). It will house a highly sophisticated Submarine Rescue Vessel (SRV) to rescue personnel from a submarine in distress up to a depth of 1,640 ft.

ST Marine had announced in June this year of a joint venture (JV) agreement with James Fisher Defence Limited (JFD), a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons Plc, to form First Response Marine Pte. Ltd. (FRM).  FRM is a 50:50 joint venture company set up for the sole purpose of undertaking the approximately $400m contract awarded to ST Marine by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) for the provision of a ship and submarine rescue system and maintenance services. The contract award was announced in March last year. The 20-year services contract is expected to commence in 1H 2009, when the SSRV and SRV have been completed and integrated into a submarine rescue system.

(www.stengg.com)

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

TOTE, Saltchuk Secure Financing for Marlin Class Vessels

Maritime Administration to Provide Title XI Loan Guarantee for World’s First LNG Containerships Today, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced a $324.

All-electric Tube Benders Take a Step Forward

The tube bending machine innovator Unison said it is moving the technology forward again, with the completion of a groundbreaking all-electric machine that is capable

Navantia Orders Sedni IAS for PEMEX Flotel

Sedni secures an important contract with Navantia to supply its Automation System (IAS) Diamar for the flotel vessel (BAP) which is being built at Ferrol factory for PEMEX owner.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1427 sec (7 req/sec)