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  • Sub rescue vehicle trapped underwater

    12/04/2006 8:55:50 PM PST · by james500 · 43 replies · 1,245+ views
    AuBC News ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006. 3:10pm (AEDT)
    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...