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Planning Underway To Recover Remora

Department of Defence Media Mail List
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CPA 353/06 Wednesday, 6 December 2006


Planning Underway To Recover Remora

Following the successful recovery yesterday of the two civilian contractors trapped inside the Australian Submarine Rescue Vehicle (ASRV), Remora, work is now underway to assess the feasibility of recovering the sunken vehicle.

Rough conditions yesterday hampered the recovery efforts of the ASRV, and the secondary cable attached to the Remora parted due to the heavy seas.

The Remora currently remains in 130 metres of water off the coast of Western Australia while a comprehensive recovery plan is being considered.

Cal Dive, the company contracted to operate and maintain the ASRV, is currently in the process of assessing and planning the recovery options for the Remora. Defence through the Defence Materiel Organisation, as the contract authority, is assisting Cal Dive with their efforts.

Cal Dive is also working closely with Defence Maritime Services (DMS) to determine recovery arrangements.

The two civilian contractors arrived safely at Fleet Base West last night after being transported by HMAS Anzac.


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