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Sub rescue vehicle trapped underwater
AuBC News ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006. 3:10pm (AEDT)

Posted on 12/04/2006 8:55:50 PM PST by james500

A rescue effort is under way for two people trapped inside a submarine rescue vehicle off the coast of Perth.

A civilian diving contractor was testing the Australian Submarine Rescue Vehicle (ASRV) in deep water last night when its winching system failed, preventing it from being able to return to the surface.

The vessel was lowered to the sea bed and is currently sitting in 130 metres of water.

The Defence Department says the two people trapped inside are in no immediate danger, as the vehicle remains attached to the mother ship by a secondary cable which provides power and communication.

Rough weather conditions are hampering the recovery of the vessel and the frigate HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) and navy divers are on stand-by.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australian; australiansubmarine; submarine; submarinerescue
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To: ArmstedFragg

Thanks, that is good news.


41 posted on 12/05/2006 11:12:07 AM PST by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: in the Arena

This is kind of complicated to explain

Or

my other excuse is I am a lousy teacher so I will refer you to this site.

http://www.galwaydiving.com/includes/training/clubdiver/Burst%20Lung%20OHP.pdf


42 posted on 12/05/2006 6:29:16 PM PST by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: kennyboy509
Re: "Burst Lung" ... I took a brief SCUBA class in college - we were told to continue breathing while ascending.

The class was held in the school swimming pool, which had a max depth of 18 ft, as I recall.

One time I forgot the "continue to breathe" rule (briefly) and even after ascending only five or six feet it got exceedingly uncomfortable (at which point I remembered "Oh yeah - BREATHE, DUMMY - AND DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!").

43 posted on 12/06/2006 7:14:45 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I'm glad you are safe.

I've seen 1 young man die. It was heart breaking and unpleasant.


44 posted on 12/06/2006 8:15:16 PM PST by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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