Study, Feasibility of Undersea Salvage Simulation.
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC DARIEN CONN
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The study reviews mans involvement in undersea salvage operations as conducted by the Navy and defines the relevant training requirements. Naval Salvage Systems are mobilized from specialized and general purpose equipments. The configuration of any salvage system is determined by the salvage task. There are no standing salvage systems rather, there exists a multiplicity of components and personnel of various abilities from which an ad hoc salvage system is mobilized. Divers represent an important capability. However, the work usefulness of divers is attenuated at deeper depths and by the complexity of the required life support systems and other equipment. One-atmosphere submersibles offer an alternative capability. A considerable variety of surface ships, submersibles, diving systems and underwater tools is available. A descriptive model of the mobilization of these resources at a salvage site is offered. The following recommendations are derived from this descriptive model Divers must be trained in water hence, training tanks are required. Suitable facilities are described. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems