JFD Wraps Up NATO Golden Arrow Submarine Rescue Exercise

first_imgJFD has recently completed a comprehensive submarine rescue exercise to mobilise the entire NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).The exercise, titled Golden Arrow, provided hands-on training that further optimises the crew’s ability to conduct rescue operations, ensuring the capability remains ready to seamlessly respond to an incident anywhere in the world.The Golden Arrow exercise involved the full mobilisation and demobilisation of the NSRS rescue system from Glasgow’s King George V Dock, as well as operational training including the safe launch and recovery of the submarine rescue vehicle (SRV), laying the mating target, and conducting mating and hyperbaric operations, JFD explains.During the exercise, JFD also took the opportunity to formally demonstrate to the participant nations the ability to launch and recover NSRS’s submarine rescue vehicle without the use of a support boat, or deploying swimmers. The diverless launch and recovery system – known as “DLARS” – is a feature of several of JFD’s submarine rescue systems.Richard Devlin, head of operations – EMEA region, global submarine escape and rescue, JFD, said: “The Golden Arrow exercise provided JFD with the opportunity to once again demonstrate the world-class capability of NSRS. Our highly trained operational team worked around the clock to ensure the exercise was completed safely and efficiently, instilling further confidence for the participating nations of France, Norway and the UK such that, in the event of an emergency, the NSRS can mobilise quickly and effectively.”Upon completion of the exercise, the mothership (MOSHIP) transited back to the disembarkation point at King George V Dock, from where the equipment was returned to HMNB Clyde where it remains primed and ready to respond instantaneously.To date, JFD has undertaken eight successful rescue exercises throughout the course of operating NSRS, reinforcing its responsibility in assuring the operations team is fully trained in all aspects of a safe rescue.The exercise also offered the chance to demonstrate multi-national submarine rescue co-operation and provides a platform for sharing knowledge amongst participating nations.last_img read more

Europa League: Man United beat Partizan Belgrade to end winless away run

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side need to “try to build momentum” after Anthony Martial’s penalty secured their first away win since March at Partizan Belgrade.It ensured United moved top of their Europa League group and will qualify for the knockout stages if they beat Partizan in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on 7 November.“We need to win away from home in the league, but another clean sheet and that gives you a platform to win games from,” said Solskjaer, whose team last won a Premier League away game in February at Crystal Palace.Martial, making his first start since August, sent Vladimir Stojkovic the wrong way from 12 yards after United’s 19-year-old defender Brandon Williams won the spot-kick.Williams’ burst forward to draw a foul from Nemanja Miletic was one of the the few bright spots in an otherwise uninspiring United display.It helped Solskjaer’s team to their first win away from home in 11 attempts with their only shot on target.Williams and 18-year-old midfielder James Garner were among seven changes made by United’s Norwegian boss from the side that started in the Premier League against Liverpool on Sunday.And initially at least, United controlled possession, with Scott McTominay wastefully heading Juan Mata’s free-kick wide and Jesse Lingard’s curling effort striking the right-hand post.However, the hosts carved out chances of their own with on-loan Roma forward Umar Sadiq bending a 20-yard strike against the post.United keeper Sergio Romero superbly preserved the visitors’ lead by parrying Seydouba Soumah’s drive after the midfielder cut past Harry Maguire, as Solskjaer’s side hung on to record their first win on their travels since their Champions League victory over Paris St-Germain. Source: BBClast_img read more

Stokes goes from hero to zero with fans as he decides he is a Tottenham fan

first_imgPiers Morgan is going to be devastated— NT. (@THFC88_) August 30, 2019 Fans go wild as Ben Stokes leads England to historic Ashes comeback at Headingley to tie series 1-1 The 28-year-old produced the greatest performance ever seen by an Englishman as he rescued the country from certain defeat to seal a dramatic one-wicket win at Headingley.His performance captured the imagination of the whole country, even non-cricket fans – and has made him a shoe-in to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.The all-rounder from Durham revealed he did not have a favourite football team after Newcastle boss Steve Bruce watched his heroics before the win at Tottenham and said there was a place for him in his side.But now Stokes has publicly revealed he is a Spurs fan after the Premier League club sent him their shirt with his England number 55 on the back.Stokes revealed all in a post on Twitter and said: “Never supported a club, always wanted to but never loved football enough really.”My first ever football top was actually a Tottenham one, it was the blue and yellow kit with Thomson on the front.”But after getting sent this I guess I’m now officially a Spurs fan.”His revelation went down with supporters of the North London club – but instantly drew howls of dismay from those who follow other teams.And just a week after cementing his place as England’s favourite sports star, he appears to have gone some way to losing half of his new admirers.From hero to zero in one tweet.— RB_London (@RB_London_RB) August 30, 2019 BEN STOKES has revealed he has decided to become a Tottenham fan – and immediately lost half his fanbase as a result.Stokes became a national hero after his stunning innings fired England to victory over Australia in the Third Ashes Test.1 Ben Stokes has gone from hero to zero after declaring he is now a Tottenham fanCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBeing a Tottenham fan is hard work,well for all 4 hours of it so far 🤣,had some extremely hilarious tweets though I’m not gonna lie #coys pic.twitter.com/440u9gRYaJ— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/mN1YBVOiLn— Connor Bowers (@SfcBowers) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Yj5dhOjk9a— evan 》 (@afcevan) August 30, 2019 Your week summed up 😂 pic.twitter.com/AhHuddQTSG— jordy (@j00373w) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/uo7NMt5oVY— Jay (@CLARTUSJAY) August 30, 2019 Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic pic.twitter.com/ycmymAWWYg— Jorginho (@George_Bruce97) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/7YoHrWsMUH— 卐Aryaputra卐 (@sagarVerminator) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/P6aM8eWip4— Everton Till I Die! (@ETID_Dazzy) August 30, 2019last_img read more