NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS)
The NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) is a multi-national Project to develop an international submarine rescue system. The system will provide a total NATO and Allied nation submarine rescue capability.
In the unlikely event of a submarine in distress, the NSRS Submarine Rescue Unit will be deployed by road or air to the nearest suitable port for embarkation on a mother ship. On arrival at the scene the mother ship will launch the free swimming rescue vehicle - which will 'mate' with the escape hatches of the submarine on the seabed. The crew will then be transferred in batches to the surface and if necessary into decompression facilities embarked on the mother ship.