As part of my visit to 'SD Northern River' over the weekend I was very fortunate to witness some of the training with SRV1.
Based at Faslane on the Clyde, the unit was at Glen Mallon for training. It is owned owned jointly by the UK, France, and Norway.
SRV1 can be loaded on to aircraft for fast response anywhere around the world when required.
It has a crew of two pilots and can rescue up to 15 people at a time.
It is truly spectacular and I felt privileged to spend some time aboard and see just what the unit was capable of - though we hope she is never needed.
SRV1 Starting to Submerse
Recovering from the Sea
Looks Very Space Age
Multitude of Switches and Panels
Space is Very Tight
SD Northern River Weekend Visit from Dougie Coull on Vimeo.
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - and are also better resolution.