MV Besant

MV Besant
Type
Salvage/Rescue Vessel
Role Submarine Intervention Gear Ship
International Callsign
VJN4816
Home Port
Builder
Damen Song Cam Shipyards, Vietnam
Launched
21 May 2015
Dimensions & Displacement
Length 83 metres
Beam 16 metres
Draught 4.25 metres
News Articles

The Submarine Intervention Gear Ship, MV Besant, along with her sister ship, MV Stoker, are the latest enhancements to Navy’s submarine search and rescue capability. Besant is operated by DMS Maritime.

MV Besant is named after the Commanding Officer of the First World War submarine AE1, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Besant.

MV Besant in Cockburn Sound during Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2016.
MV Besant in Cockburn Sound during Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2016.
MV Besant at sea during the commencement of the sea phase of Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019.
MV Besant at sea during the commencement of the sea phase of Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019.
HMAS Rankin sails past MV Besant in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia during Exercise Black Carillon 2015.
HMAS Rankin sails past MV Besant in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia during Exercise Black Carillon 2015.