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    Normand Pioneer assists with sub rescue effort

    News // August 25, 2000
    During the abortive effort to rescue Russian submariners from the nuclear powered submarine Kursk, Coflexip Stena Offshore released the vessel Normand Pioneer to assist with the rescue mission.

    The vessel is owned by Solstad Shipping AS and was on long term charter to Coflexip Stena Offshore. Normand Pioneer acted as a mother ship for deployment of rescue equipment and the submarine LR5.

    Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd, a wholly owned by the Coflexip Stena Offshore Group, built the rescue submarine, LR5, in 1978.

    Coflexip Stena Offshore Group also released specialist offshore operational personnel to assist in deployment activities, and the Group provided technicians and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), one of which was a Triton(r) XL, No18, which was designedand built by Perry Slingsby Systems Inc, US affiliate of the Coflexip Stena Offshore Group.

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