PHOTOS | Impressive NATO Submarine Escape & Rescue Operation off Turkish Coast

Ireland isn’t a member of NATO but – thanks to the wonders of the internet  – that doesn’t bar us from having a good gawk at some of their operations.

These images were posted on NATO’s very own social media and are a fascinating look at the multi-national force in training during Operation Dynamic Monarch which took place off the Turkish Coast last week.

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

The submarine search, escape and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch took place off the coast of Marmaris, Turkey.

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Spanish Submarine Tramontana

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation




PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Turkish Minehunter M265 Alanya dropping mine-hunting drones

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

NATO Warships

The aim of the exercise was to multi-national submarine rescue co-operation and to share related knowledge amongst NATO partners.

The exercise included approximately 1,000 personnel and there was a lot of vessels taking part.

Those vessels were: a command and control ship, three submarines  four submarine rescue ships, four Turkish patrol boats, four Turkish aircraft, diving teams from Canada, Italy, Poland and Turkey, medical teams from Canada, Turkey and France, Norway and the UK, a Submarine Parachute Assistance Group from Turkey and significant support from host nation Turkey in administration, accommodation, contracting, logistics, transportation and personnel.




PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Turkey’s Submarine Rescue Suit

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation




PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Italy’s Submarine Rescue vehicle – 300. Being launched by ITS Anteo.

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Inside Italy’s Submarine Rescue vehicle – 300

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation



PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Airdrop Rescue from Turkey’s Submarine Parachute Assistance Group

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

Airdrop Rescue

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

PHOTOS NATO Submarine Escape Rescue Operation

(Credit:All images sourced from @NATOMaritimeCommand)

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