Sub Rescue Vehicles



    Technology, built around experience.

    Deep Search & Rescue (DSAR) Class submarine rescue vehicles are the latest from James Fisher Defence.

    The design builds upon more than 30 years of submarine intervention and rescue operations.

    In just 22 months, JFD designed, manufactured and delivered two DSAR Class submarine rescue vehicles to the Navies of the Republic of Korea and Singapore. Today, JFD’s rescue vehicles are in services with four major navies.

    Optimised for Fly-Away

    DSAR Class Rescue Vehicles are optimised for ease of transport. Design considerations such as the integrated skirt afford DSAR vehicles a typical in-air weight of just 22.5 tonnes; the lightest in their class.


    In 2009 JFD delivered into service ROKS-DSRV-II (formerly “DSAR-5”) to the Republic of Korea Navy. ROKS-DSRV-II was formally accepted into service on-time and to budget on December 22 in a service onboard the dedicated mothership, Cheong Hae Jin.

    Read more about ROKS-DSRV-II.


    In 2010 JFD delivered DSAR-6 to the Republic of Singapore. DSAR-6 is operated from a dedicated rescue mother-ship, “Swift Rescue”. Under a twenty-year contract to the Republic of Singapore Navy, JFD and partner ST Marine are responsible for the provision of a complete submarine rescue service.
    Find out more about Swift Rescue and the Singaporean Submarine Rescue service.


    DSAR is designed, built and maintained in accordance with exacting international standards.
    All systems are assembled, commissioned and tested under the watchful eye of Lloyd’s Register.

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    In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

    Today, JFD serves customers in 81 countries across six continents.

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