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Submarine rescue system to be tested in Nato exercise

A rescue system that can evacuate submariners from a stricken vessel is setting off to take part in a Nato exercise. The Nato Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), based at Faslane, can dive down to a submarine in distress and dock with escape hatches, enabling those inside to get out. Operating teams aim to have it anywhere in the world within 72 hours. Around 40 military personnel from the UK, Norway and France, including divers and medical staff, will join partners from James Fisher and Sons and Babcock to test the system in Exercise Golden Arrow, which runs until September 13.

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