Sunday, January 15, 2012

HNLMS Dolfijn (S 808)

The Dutch submarine HNLMS Dolfijn (S 808) conducts a low-pressure blow during pre-underway checks in Taranto Naval Base Mar Grande. Dolfijn getting underway marked the beginning of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) submarine escape and rescue exercise Sorbet Royal 2005. Divers from various nations will work together to rescue submariners during the exercise in the Mediterranean. Twenty-seven participating nations, including 14 NATO nations will test their capabilities and interoperability. Four submarines with up to 52 crewmembers aboard will be placed on the bottom of the ocean, while rescue forces with rescue vehicles and systems work together to solve complex disaster rescue problems. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen

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