Submarine Rescue Systems

SMP’s innovative submarine rescue systems represent the pinnacle of subsea engineering, providing a lifeline to submariners in emergencies. From emergency ventilation and decompression equipment to submersibles and free swimming rescue vehicles, our specialist equipment represents a critical aspect of operational submarine safety.

Our complete solutions incorporate ventilation systems and decompression chamber arrays with submarine rescue vehicles and supporting equipment.

Submarine Rescue

We offer bespoke submarine rescue systems designed specifically for the provision of physical personnel transfer. SMP’s industry-leading rescue systems will collect crew members from the distressed submarine in question, especially if the vessel is disabled and trapped on the seabed. With integrated quick deployment capabilities, our submarine rescue equipment is perfect for use in the event of an emergency. Our systems are built in a containerised configuration, providing additional protection from inclement weather and otherwise challenging environments.

We also offer an array of related equipment designed to protect human life. From physical transfer rigs to decompression chamber arrays, rescue vehicles and support equipment, we offer everything you need to develop a comprehensive submarine rescue contingency plan. With the additional option of automatic control systems, SMP can provide the perfect submarine rescue system to protect personnel on board vessels working at sea.

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Why Choose SMP?

SMP’s qualified and time-served engineers have designed and built multiple submarine rescue systems. Our bespoke product design and deployment has made us the premier choice for military organisations the world over. We are fully accredited and have also gained numerous awards in the manufacture and export of specialist goods. We work hard to listen to our clients’ requirements, devising an appropriate solution before delivering the finished article on time and within agreed budgetary guidelines.

Our expert engineers are experienced in all aspects of rescue system design and manufacturing. For more information or to discuss the unique requirements of your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on +44 (0)1772 687775 or send your enquiry to today.

How do Submarine Rescue Systems work?

If a disastrous event happened today the process of recovery would be go like this:

Stage One: Send down a reconnaissance ROV to locate the DISSUB and record all visual data to evaluate the manned mission requirements.

Stage Two: Crew decompression upon recovery. Transfer under pressure (TUP) of the rescuees from the stricken submarine to the DSRV and lock on to the TUP System

Help When it’s Needed

We have previously designed a large number of submarine rescue systems for our both military and civilian clients. From the physical extraction of crew to the emergency deployment of decompression technology, our experienced engineers have a thorough grounding in the significant factors affecting submarine rescue operations.

Our unrivalled position within the SRS industry is backed up by our full submarine rescue system setups, TUP chambers and advanced control system technology.


Our Clients & Markets

SMP’s submarine rescue system customers include armed forces hailing from several countries around the globe. We are vastly experienced in delivering workable submarine safety solutions to our clients all around the world. Our markets pages have more details about the benefits we offer to each client sector.

SMP occupies a unique position within the submarine rescue sector and can create bespoke designs built to accommodate your specific requirements and expectations.


EXOSUIT / Atmospheric Suits

Our Submarine Rescue Systems can be provided with Atmospheric Suits. These hard metal dive suit allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 2000 feet and yet still have exceptional dexterity and flexibility to perform delicate work. The amazing technology of the EXOSUIT atmospheric diving system (ADS) maintains a cabin pressure of the surface and still allows the suit to bend due to a unique rotary joint

Deepworker Submersibles

As part of our Submarine Rescue Systems we can deliver the Deepworker submersibles.

The Deepworker 2000 is a one-atmosphere submersible which allows the pilot to go to deeper depths and spend more time below the surface than when using traditional diving methods. It is depth rated to 600 Metres and has the option to be configured to other depths.

The compact and lightweight design is easy to operate and can be piloted with the minimum of training. It has horizontal and vertical thrusters giving unrivalled manoeuvrability and has the ability to hover underwater. This is just another example of SMP’s commitment to their Submarine Rescue Programme.

Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression System (SEVDS)

This is the SMP Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression System (SEVDS). Capable of ventilating and decompressing a distressed submarine with its 600m umbilical winch.

Help from the Experts

If you would like additional information or to discuss your needs with SMP, please contact our team today. We are happy to give no-obligation quotes ahead of any work, helping you to budget for your engineering project more effectively.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be delighted to discuss your submarine rescue system requirements. To get started, simply get in touch today.


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