SBS Miniature Submarines dangerous to SBS

#1
The Ministry of Defence has put Royal Navy divers at risk of drowning by making them use dangerous US equipment that has a history of fatal accidents, an investigation by the Morning Star has found.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/mod-puts-royal-navy-divers-lives-at-risk-due-to-dangerous-equipment

I'm sure that the Royal Navy/Marines and their brothers in the SBS are grateful to the Morning Star's investigative team, but I'm struggling a little with their list of attributable incidents:

1 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with submerged obstacle
2 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
3 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
4 2001 Equipment damage during Swimmer Delivery Vehicle recovery
5 2003 LT Suffered injuries during training exercise
6 2003 BMC Suffered multiple injury in a parachute free fall
7 2004 SSN conducting DDS OPS lost depth control, SVM suffered an Arterial Gas Embolism.
8 2005 Tractor was used to deploy Swimmer Delivery Vehicle into water.
9 2005 Hypercapnia caused by channeling of sofnolime in MK-25 UBA during dive
10 2005 Diving Mishap
11 2006 SEAL injured while diving in an training environment.
12 2006 Member exercised above his fitness level
13 2007 Small Boat hit unknown submerged object injuring crew member
14 2007 RHIB ran over submerged Advanced SEAL Delivery System.
15 2008 Service member was killed in a gov't training boating accident.
16 2008 Diver experienced pain during seal delivery vehicle training
17 2008 Injured ankle
18 2008 Diving- eye injury
19 2008 Diving- Hyperbaric Treatment
20 2008 Diving- Left Side Numbness, TT6A
21 2008 Diving- Left Arm Tingling
22 2008 Physical Training injury
23 2009 Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS) damaged by fire.
24 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
25 2009 Swimmer injured during small boat operations ISO parachute OPS
26 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
27 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle (Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) collision with barge
28 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle Navigator died during a training exercise
29 2009 SVM injured foot during command PT
30 2009 During Platoon Defensive training Members Right Scapula was injured
31 2009 SVM injured arm while cutting a tie strap with a knife
32 2009 SVM lost balance on RHIB and fell against side of boat
33 2010 Right mandible injured while conducting underway training on rhib
34 2010 Service Member injured his right tibia and fibula while parachuting.
35 2010 Chin injury
36 2010 Near drowning
37 2010 Back injury during physical training
38 2010 Injured left toe on barnacle during PT
39 2010 SVM injured right litttle toe during command trail run.
40 2011 Injured left ankle
41 2011 Injured left/right ring finger
42 2011 Diving Related
43 2012 Near Drowning
44 2012 Hand injury During Dry Deck Shelter Night Recovery Drill.
45 2012 Injured foot during Command PT
46 2012 DCS Type I while conducting decompression diving operations
47 2012 Possible Arterial Gas Embolism from a MK25 dive
48 2013 DCS Type II Mishap
49 2013 SVM died during a planned open ocean swim evolution.
50 2013 SVM died in parachuting mishap while conducting MFF parachute trng.
51 2013 Diving Arterial Gas Embolism
52 2013 Diver received decompression treatment to correct DCS Type II symptoms
53 2014 Diver given decompression treatment to correct symptoms of DCS Type II
54 2015 Mk-16 unconscious diver in water column.
55 2016 Diver surfaced conscious without an air source. Complained of being dragged behind Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
56 2016 Member lost grip on equipment resulting in injured right foot.
57 2017 Diver lost consciousness on decent due to improper gas in SCUBA cylinder.
58 2017 After mooring a RHIB, SVM lost footing on sponson and fell. SVM landed on left side, injured wrist.
59 2017 Vessel allision with unknown object.

I hope the Morning Star comes to the rescue of other branches of the Armed Forces soon, with exposés on the dangers to recruitment from contractor incompetence, and to personnel from the food and accommodation provided.
 
#2
MoD puts Royal Navy divers' lives at risk due to dangerous equipment

I'm sure that the Royal Navy/Marines and their brothers in the SBS are grateful to the Morning Star's investigative team, but I'm struggling a little with their list of attributable incidents:

1 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with submerged obstacle
2 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
3 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
4 2001 Equipment damage during Swimmer Delivery Vehicle recovery
5 2003 LT Suffered injuries during training exercise
6 2003 BMC Suffered multiple injury in a parachute free fall
7 2004 SSN conducting DDS OPS lost depth control, SVM suffered an Arterial Gas Embolism.
8 2005 Tractor was used to deploy Swimmer Delivery Vehicle into water.
9 2005 Hypercapnia caused by channeling of sofnolime in MK-25 UBA during dive
10 2005 Diving Mishap
11 2006 SEAL injured while diving in an training environment.
12 2006 Member exercised above his fitness level
13 2007 Small Boat hit unknown submerged object injuring crew member
14 2007 RHIB ran over submerged Advanced SEAL Delivery System.
15 2008 Service member was killed in a gov't training boating accident.
16 2008 Diver experienced pain during seal delivery vehicle training
17 2008 Injured ankle
18 2008 Diving- eye injury
19 2008 Diving- Hyperbaric Treatment
20 2008 Diving- Left Side Numbness, TT6A
21 2008 Diving- Left Arm Tingling
22 2008 Physical Training injury

23 2009 Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS) damaged by fire.
24 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
25 2009 Swimmer injured during small boat operations ISO parachute OPS
26 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
27 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle (Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) collision with barge
28 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle Navigator died during a training exercise
29 2009 SVM injured foot during command PT
30 2009 During Platoon Defensive training Members Right Scapula was injured
31 2009 SVM injured arm while cutting a tie strap with a knife
32 2009 SVM lost balance on RHIB and fell against side of boat
33 2010 Right mandible injured while conducting underway training on rhib
34 2010 Service Member injured his right tibia and fibula while parachuting.
35 2010 Chin injury

36 2010 Near drowning
37 2010 Back injury during physical training
38 2010 Injured left toe on barnacle during PT

39 2010 SVM injured right litttle toe during command trail run.
40 2011 Injured left ankle
41 2011 Injured left/right ring finger
42 2011 Diving Related
43 2012 Near Drowning
44 2012 Hand injury During Dry Deck Shelter Night Recovery Drill.
45 2012 Injured foot during Command PT

46 2012 DCS Type I while conducting decompression diving operations
47 2012 Possible Arterial Gas Embolism from a MK25 dive
48 2013 DCS Type II Mishap
49 2013 SVM died during a planned open ocean swim evolution.
50 2013 SVM died in parachuting mishap while conducting MFF parachute trng.
51 2013 Diving Arterial Gas Embolism
52 2013 Diver received decompression treatment to correct DCS Type II symptoms
53 2014 Diver given decompression treatment to correct symptoms of DCS Type II
54 2015 Mk-16 unconscious diver in water column.
55 2016 Diver surfaced conscious without an air source. Complained of being dragged behind Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
56 2016 Member lost grip on equipment resulting in injured right foot.
57 2017 Diver lost consciousness on decent due to improper gas in SCUBA cylinder.
58 2017 After mooring a RHIB, SVM lost footing on sponson and fell. SVM landed on left side, injured wrist.

59 2017 Vessel allision with unknown object.

I hope the Morning Star comes to the rescue of other branches of the Armed Forces soon, with exposés on the dangers to recruitment from contractor incompetence, and to personnel from the food and accommodation provided.
I'm pretty sure the one's in bold aren't Mini-sub related, I bet a load of the others listed ain't.

Still, quite a lot of injuries and deaths.

...it's almost as though being a frogman/submariner/military diver/special forces commando isn't the safest job on the earth?
 
#4
I'm no rocket scientist, and I know almost nothing of SF Ops.

But at a rough guess, I'd hazard a guess at "being in the Special Boat Service is dangerous" and leave it at that. Other than getting wasted in the Jolly Sailor on Poole Quay, everything they do is flipping dangerous.
 
#5
If The Morning Star journos think that an Accident and Near Miss log book they've found exposes vulnerabilities in US supplied equipment just wait till they're shown an equivalent logbook for the minisubs that the Russian Naval spetznaz were having to use over the same 20 year period. I'm sure the accident book for a Triton-2 would show a sight more juicy entries than ' Injured foot during Command PT' and would be far more of a concern to our socialist worker scribblers if elite forces defending the communist paradise were exposed to such risks...
 
#6
What strikes me is that there is no indication if the SDV accidents happened during initial training off Panama City, Florida, off Hawaii with SDVT-1 during operational training, or whilst sneaking into Norf K*rea.
 
#7
I'm more shocked that anybody actually reads The Morning Star.

Regards,
MM
 
#8
MoD puts Royal Navy divers' lives at risk due to dangerous equipment

I'm sure that the Royal Navy/Marines and their brothers in the SBS are grateful to the Morning Star's investigative team, but I'm struggling a little with their list of attributable incidents:

1 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with submerged obstacle
2 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
3 2001 Swimmer Delivery Vehicle collided with fishing vessel
4 2001 Equipment damage during Swimmer Delivery Vehicle recovery
5 2003 LT Suffered injuries during training exercise
6 2003 BMC Suffered multiple injury in a parachute free fall
7 2004 SSN conducting DDS OPS lost depth control, SVM suffered an Arterial Gas Embolism.
8 2005 Tractor was used to deploy Swimmer Delivery Vehicle into water.
9 2005 Hypercapnia caused by channeling of sofnolime in MK-25 UBA during dive
10 2005 Diving Mishap
11 2006 SEAL injured while diving in an training environment.
12 2006 Member exercised above his fitness level
13 2007 Small Boat hit unknown submerged object injuring crew member
14 2007 RHIB ran over submerged Advanced SEAL Delivery System.
15 2008 Service member was killed in a gov't training boating accident.
16 2008 Diver experienced pain during seal delivery vehicle training
17 2008 Injured ankle
18 2008 Diving- eye injury
19 2008 Diving- Hyperbaric Treatment
20 2008 Diving- Left Side Numbness, TT6A
21 2008 Diving- Left Arm Tingling
22 2008 Physical Training injury
23 2009 Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS) damaged by fire.
24 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
25 2009 Swimmer injured during small boat operations ISO parachute OPS
26 2009 Diver experienced Arterial Gas Embolism
27 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle (Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) collision with barge
28 2009 Seal Delivery Vehicle Navigator died during a training exercise
29 2009 SVM injured foot during command PT
30 2009 During Platoon Defensive training Members Right Scapula was injured
31 2009 SVM injured arm while cutting a tie strap with a knife
32 2009 SVM lost balance on RHIB and fell against side of boat
33 2010 Right mandible injured while conducting underway training on rhib
34 2010 Service Member injured his right tibia and fibula while parachuting.
35 2010 Chin injury
36 2010 Near drowning
37 2010 Back injury during physical training
38 2010 Injured left toe on barnacle during PT
39 2010 SVM injured right litttle toe during command trail run.
40 2011 Injured left ankle
41 2011 Injured left/right ring finger
42 2011 Diving Related
43 2012 Near Drowning
44 2012 Hand injury During Dry Deck Shelter Night Recovery Drill.
45 2012 Injured foot during Command PT
46 2012 DCS Type I while conducting decompression diving operations
47 2012 Possible Arterial Gas Embolism from a MK25 dive
48 2013 DCS Type II Mishap
49 2013 SVM died during a planned open ocean swim evolution.
50 2013 SVM died in parachuting mishap while conducting MFF parachute trng.
51 2013 Diving Arterial Gas Embolism
52 2013 Diver received decompression treatment to correct DCS Type II symptoms
53 2014 Diver given decompression treatment to correct symptoms of DCS Type II
54 2015 Mk-16 unconscious diver in water column.
55 2016 Diver surfaced conscious without an air source. Complained of being dragged behind Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
56 2016 Member lost grip on equipment resulting in injured right foot.
57 2017 Diver lost consciousness on decent due to improper gas in SCUBA cylinder.
58 2017 After mooring a RHIB, SVM lost footing on sponson and fell. SVM landed on left side, injured wrist.
59 2017 Vessel allision with unknown object.

I hope the Morning Star comes to the rescue of other branches of the Armed Forces soon, with exposés on the dangers to recruitment from contractor incompetence, and to personnel from the food and accommodation provided.

MoD risks lives of RAF secretarial staff by failing to caution against running with scissors..... come the glorious day brothers and sisters this vile injustice will be avenged....
 
#9
Not to mention all the splinters from all that secret squirrel underwater wood welding they do.
 
#10
#13
And when we get to the end pf the factually incorrect article we get this.

Campaign group Stop the War vice-chairman Chris Nineham warned that the secrecy around special forces has severe consequences for British foreign policy, as well as the welfare of troops, and called for “an end to such secret deployments.”

Really just say you dont like the Armed Forces and would be more comfortable under a Russian Government.
 
#14
My jaw dropped as I read my Morning Star, hitting the edge of the breakfast bar.

To whom do I report the resulting fracture ?
 
#15
How does the Kremlin get its list of IRs to the Morning Star and Corbyn?
 
#16
38 2010 Injured left toe on barnacle during PT.
Those barnacles are evil bastards. Injuring a guys toe during PT. Is there nothing these evil creatures won't stoop too?

I hope the guy got a six figure payout for being victimised like that.
 
#18
Number 12 is rather worrying.
12 2006 Member exercised above his fitness level

At a guess I would say this is reporting a near miss, perhaps as it is to do with diving someone dived to a depth they weren't qual'ed (or medically cleared) for without incident? exercising above fitness level
 

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