MV Stoker

The Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, sails into the Port of Fremantle.
Type
Offshore Supply Ship
Role
  • Rescue Gear Ship
  • Underwater Medical Support
International Callsign
VJN4918
Home Port
Builder
Damen Song Cam Shipyards, Vietnam
Launched
21 May 2015
Dimensions & Displacement
Length 93.20 metres
Beam 16 metres
Draught 4.05 metres
News Articles

The Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, along with her sister ship, MV Besant, are the latest enhancement to Navy’s submarine search and rescue capability. Stoker is operated by DMS Maritime. MV Stoker is named after the Commanding Officer of the First World War submarine HMAS AE2, Lieutenant Henry Stoker.

Stoker embarks the LR5 submarine rescue system submersible and a decompression chamber as well as enhanced on board medical facilities and the ability to accommodate a full submarine crew.

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.
The LR5 rescue submersible is launched off the back of MV Stoker during Exercise Pacific Reach 19. MV Besant is seen in the background.
The LR5 rescue submersible is launched off the back of MV Stoker during Exercise Pacific Reach 19. MV Besant is seen in the background.
The submarine rescue vessel LR5 is launched off the work deck of MV Stoker into the basin at Fleet Base-West for a systems test run during Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2016.
The submarine rescue vessel LR5 is launched off the work deck of MV Stoker into the basin at Fleet Base-West for a systems test run during Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2016.