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24th April 2007

Department of Defence Media Mail List ------- CPA 109/07 Tuesday, 24 April 2007 SUBMARINE ESCAPE AND RESCUE SERVICE - RECOVERY OF RESCUE VESSEL REMORA Defence has today successfully recovered the Australian Submarine Rescue Vehicle ?Remora? which was resting on the sea bed in 140 metres of water off the coast of Western Australia. The Remora recovery was conducted by United States Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, the US Navy organisation that recovered the ADF Blackhawk off Fiji in February 2007. Remora was lost on 5 December 2006 when its launch and recovery system failed during preparations for Exercise Black Carillon 06, a RAN submarine rescue exercise conducted in the Western Australian Exercise Area. The Remora is at HMAS STIRLING and will be shipped to the Original Equipment Manufacturer in Canada for an extensive six to eight month overhaul.


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