JFD has a history of safe launch and recovery operations (LARS) involving Submarine Rescue Vehicles, Rescue Bells and Remotely Operated Vehicles.
JFD has provided Launch & Recovery systems for Submarine Rescue Vehicles that can be operated in up to Sea-State 5. Recognising that the safe operation of a rescue system relies on much more than just suitable equipment, JFD also provides the necessary training to LARS Operators that ensure this level of capability can be achieved. Find out more about training.
An important consideration when looking at Launch & Recovery Systems is the need for divers to be in the water. JFD is experienced in both diver-led and diverless recovery systems.
For those seeking to upgrade legacy equipment in order to gain cross-compatibility with different systems, or to improve the systems performance with current equipment, JFD can provide the neccesary expertise to ensure the upgrades are performed in a timely fashion, whilst maintaining the highest level of system safety as possible.
JFD has many years experience of operating, maintaining and deploying Remotely Operated Vehicles and their associated Launch & Recovery Systems.
As the purpose of an Intervention ROV System is to augment life-support onboard stricken submarines during the early stage of a rescue, minimising the Time to First Intervention is of vital importance. JFD considers all aspects of the LARS (A-Frame, Winch, Sheave & Powerpack) to provide a balance between portabiility and capability.
In 2005, JFD mobilised the ROV assets of the UK Submarine Rescue Service to Kamchatka, Russia in order to rescue the seven submariners onboard the AS-28 Priz submersible. Find out more about the rescue.