The submarine intervention gear ships, Merchant Vessel (MV) Besant and MV Stoker, are the latest enhancements to Navy’s submarine search and rescue capability. Stoker is operated by DMS Maritime. It embarks the LR5 submarine rescue system submersible, a decompression chamber, and has enhanced on-board medical facilities with the ability to accommodate a full submarine crew.
It is named after the Commanding Officer of the First World War submarine HMAS AE2, Lieutenant Henry Stoker.
|Auxiliary Naval Vessel
|Submarine intervention gear ship
|Fleet Base West
|Damen Song Cam Shipyards, Vietnam
|21 May 2015
Auxiliary naval vessel