Exercise Black Carillon 15
- 19th November 2015
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JFD and the Royal Australian Navy have completed a comprehensive submarine escape and rescue exercise off the coast of Western Australia. Over the course of four weeks personnel and equipment from both organisations were used to practice the plans and procedures in place to respond to a submarine in distress. During the Escape phase of the exercise, personnel from JFD escaped from a bottomed submarine whilst top-side support saw them rapidly recovered and treated. The Royal Australian Air Force used the opportunity to perform a casualty evacuation from Besant, the Navy’s newest submarine escape and rescue support ship.
During the rescue phase of the exercise, the ability to locate, mate and extract personnel from a bottomed submarine was exercised.
A video showing highlights of the exercise can be found on YouTube.