מחבר: ברית אלמוג
For the first time ever: dark wing used a rescue boat with Italian Navy. This exercise is considered to be complicated, and therefore NATO does it once every three years in meticulous planning. The cooperation contains saved Italian submarine ship (ANTEO) and Israeli submarine waited for rescue in depth 50 meters below sea level. Together with Italian divers and Israelis acted, medical teams are combined and Italians of allegiance on the rescue.
“This exercise is a proven ability to rescue systems and their operating our submarine,” rescue worker of the exercise, Maj. Res. c. “We always knew theoretically it should work if necessary, procedures were written and all, but not offered it. During the exercise proved an important capability, so if you happen to need a rescue situation know that already practiced and possible “.
The exercise included two other submarine rescue vessels dwarf SRV300 and Bell-type extraction. The tools are started from the hull called ANTEO Italian. Midget submarine is a small vessel which connects to the sunken submarine under water up to the top 10 fighters and bring them to face the sea with two drivers. However, the Diving Bell with divers team guidelines from the ship because it has no internal navigation systems and is relying on external navigation. In the bell activated by a combined team of Italians and ילת”ם divers (underwater naval task unit).
“The challenge in this exercise starts in this exercise, because we’ve never done before and risk”, said the officer, major exercise agenda. “There’s a first time gaps that have to deal with, such that water will penetrate the submarine and to know that if this does happen, or recognize that the times planned don’t match reality. But part of the exercise is that it doesn’t understand submarine flotilla. We knew it was possible but not offered that we didn’t have 100% confidence that it does work. The exercise participated by representatives of all the boats, so that everyone will experience the feeling of success that provide them with a real sense of security that extreme circumstances you will be able to save them.
“A sense of security is an essential part of the exercise, the Commander of the Naval Medical Institute, Lt. Col. Ronen. “There are two ways to escape from the damaged submarine, the first is extracted by both foreign and he passed out. Fighters used the submarine flotilla passed regularly, but no rescue practiced before the world. Health rescue, because it maintains the divers against the vulnerability of the aquatic environment, such as filters or diseases that stem from the changes in pressure rising to face the water, and also facilitates protection from trauma after immigration. In both cases the difficulty in treating casualties is great, because it’s a mass-casualty incident with multiple injuries are divided into vulnerability and regular vulnerability, including combination difficult for providing treatment. “
The exercise was held at sea for three days, and his planning began a year ago. The planning is done on the basis of international command of NATO, but made adjustments to the submarine and selected scenarios. “Communication with the Italian fleet was challenging, because the work above and below water simultaneously and because this is the first time,” said major. “The rescue submarine rescue vessels are rare, except they have navies even rescue tools and Italians have both, so this exercise is important for us,” explained. Adding “truth we will send a message to a special site designed to boost special forces rescue in case of drowning. The extract must be cherished very few navies worldwide and saved event probably helped submarine the Navy and foreign practice with the Italians practice us “.
The website go arm in case of sinking a submarine was founded after the lessons of the event Russian submarine Kursk ‘ nuclear ‘, which sank in 2000. After hovering in the rescue of the Russian Navy and the navies of foreigners decided to establish an international platform for providing help to all fleets effectively. There is little animal rescue Bell, navies and some even have a submarine rescue, including dwarf United Kingdom, United States and Italy, and in the event of a sinking submarine must seem to be using this site to help to provide the optimal extraction.
The planning exercise was an important part of the exercise, but the final performance on every defect is significant. Personal experience of u-boat warriors, so that you can save them in the moment of truth, is a source of personal security is important. “Open the hatch of the submarine when 50 meters below the surface, that’s awesome,” shared Chief of boat, Lieut.. “This action to do only the surface, only when, and to do it under the surface, it’s a big deal in terms of everyone who was in the boat. We always knew it was true, but now we really know it. “
Translated from Navy website