Author Topic: Vietnam submarine rescue vessel  (Read 2088 times)


  • Timawan
  • Boffin
  • *
  • Posts: 5679
    • View Profile
Vietnam submarine rescue vessel
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:52:22 PM »
Vietnam begins work on first submarine rescue vessel | Janes - 07 June 2018
Vietnam’s state-owned Z189 shipyard has begun assembly work on the first submarine rescue vessel for the People's Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN).

A keel-laying ceremony for the ship, known as MSSARS 9316 (multipurpose submarine search-and-rescue ship 9316), was held on 24 May at Z189’s facilities in the northern coastal city of Haiphong, said the shipyard in a statement.

The 93 m-long and 16 m-wide vessel, will have a displacement of 4,000 tons and feature a helipad as well as a “robust dynamic positioning system and various other features” to make sure the ship can function unhindered in harsh weather conditions, such 9–12 force winds and waves as high as 14 m, according to a report by the Viet Nam News website.

Aside from its main role as a submarine rescue vessel, MSSARS 9316 will also be capable of conducting underwater surveying, seafloor mapping, and will serve as an ocean research vessel, said the report, adding that the construction of the ship is expected to take 27 months.

According to the report, Z189 is building MSSARS 9316 in co-operation with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards.

Vietnam’s state-owned Z189 shipyard has begun work on the first submarine rescue vessel (similar to the one pictured) for the PAVN. Source: Via