International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office



EXERCISE PACREACH 16 is a triennial multinational Submarine Escape and Rescue Exercise that will be hosted by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN)

The exercise will take place 23 May to 2 June 16 in the submarine exercise areas off Jeju Island.

Submarines; ROKN Changbogo Class submarine, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Collins class submarine HMAS RANKIN and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force (JMDF) Oyashio Class submarine will be taking part in the Exercise.

Rescue Systems; ROKN Rescue Ship Cheonghaejin, the Singaporean Rescue Ship Swift Rescue, the USN Pressurised Rescue Module PRM embarked on the MV MEGA BAKTI and the Japanese Rescue Ship Chiyoda. 

 The exercise will be composed of; a planned Command post exercise which will incorporate an Alert and Mobilisation Table Top exercise, a two day medical symposium and a comprehensive serialised program between the participating Submarines and the Rescue Systems designed to enhance the unique training opportunities this exercise will provide.


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