A submarine rescue ship is a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. Methods employed include the McCann Rescue Chamber, deep-submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV's) and diving operations.
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.
A model image of the MSSARS 9316, Việt Nam's first submarine search and rescue ship, which begins construction on Thursday in Hải Phòng.