Last update 25 nov 2009
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Italy Rescue Systems

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Replacing the MSM1 for Italy is the SRV300, built by Drass Galeazzi SrI. 

The MOSHIP ANTEO launches and recovers the vehicle from a well at the stern of the vessel.  Although limited by sea state SRV300 performed well during 'Sorbet Royal 2000'.

The system is not air portable and is limited in deployment by the range and speed of the MOSHIP. 

ANTEO can deploy an Atmospheric Diving Suit or 'Newtsuit'. It is a manned alternative to an ROV for operations such as hooking up hoses and DSDS, pod posting etc, and is equipped with propulsion thrusters for free or tethered movement.  The similar French system proved successful interventions during Sorbet Royal 2002.
ANTEO can deploy the US 'McCann' diving bell.  This system proved its value when used to rescue 33 survivors from the USS SQUALUS in 1939, it remains the only system to have been used in earnest.  

It is also operated by Turkey, and US and proved an effective system during  Sorbet Royal series exercises.  

ROVs

ROV PEGASO is now in service