Replacing the MSM1 for Italy is the SRV300, built by Drass Galeazzi SrI.
The MOSHIP ANTEO launches and recovers the vehicle from a well at the stern of the vessel. Although limited by sea state SRV300 performed well during 'Sorbet Royal 2000'.
The system is not air portable and is limited in deployment by the range and speed of the MOSHIP.
Figure 1: MOSHIP ANTEO
ANTEO can deploy an Atmospheric Diving Suit or 'Newtsuit'. It is a manned alternative to an ROV for operations such as hooking up hoses and DSDS, pod posting etc, and is equipped with propulsion thrusters for free or tethered movement. The similar French system proved successful interventions during Sorbet Royal 2002.
Figure 2: Atmospheric Diving Suit
ANTEO can deploy the US 'McCann' diving bell. This system proved its value when used to rescue 33 survivors from the USS SQUALUS in 1939, it remains the only system to have been used in earnest.
It is also operated by Turkey, and US and proved an effective system during Sorbet Royal series exercises.
Figure 3: US 'McCann' diving bell
Figure 4: SRV 300
Height (with mating skirt)
Height (without skirt)
Weight (with skirt)
Maximum operating depth
300m (985 ft)
15 nautical miles
|Trim and ballast system||
Ballast tanks volume
Trim tanks volume
Compensation load rescues tanks volume
Emergency batteries 24V
(1180Ah at 5h rate)
(840Ah at 5h rate)
highly dependent on battery usage
480 Man hrs
500 liters at 300 bar (external hull cylinders)
100 liters at 200 bar (external hull cylinders)
20 Kw, (horizontal angle up to +/- 45')
4x10Kw thrusters for transverse and vertical motion
|Max Speed||2.5kts (3kts without skirt)|
SSBL Navigation system
UWT type 3081
UWT Type 3091
Emergency Pinger Type 3017
|Above water comms||
Sound Powered telephones (Umbilical to mothership)
UHF Sailor RT 2048
lift at max. extension
Claws max opening
Gripper claw (ejectable)
(ejectable) for fine work
capable to manipulate object up to 1m of diameter
|Underwater television and camera||
Forward pan and tilt colour camera
Aft pan and tilt black and white camera
Inside skirt black and white camera
Note: plus video recording facilities from any of these camera
|Crew||Pilot & Co pilot|
|Weather Limitation||SS 3|
|Mating angle||+/- 45'|
|Rescue capability||At internal pressure of 6 bar SRV's cram capacity is 12 rescuees|
Figure 5: SRV 300
ROV PEGASO is now in service .
Figure 6,7: ROV PEGASO.