Accession Number : ADP001888

Title :   Rescue from Pressurized Submarines,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Eckenhoff,Roderic G.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Pressurization of distressed submarine significantly complicates the rescue process. As a result, decompression sickness and oxygen toxicity are potential maladies which could reduce the likelihood of a successful rescue mission. although several problems which require further investigation remain, sufficient medical information now exists to allow authorization of pressurized rescue, so that appropriate training exercises can occur. This has the potential of further identifying procedural and hardware problems which, when corrected would improve the capability of current submarine rescue systems to perform their primary mission under a variety of circumstances.

Descriptors :   *Submarine escape, *Decompression, Scheduling, Submarine atmospheres, Pressurization, Submarine personnel, Oxygen, Toxic hazards, Breathing gases, Decompression sickness, Sea rescues, Survival(Personnel), Military medicine, Submarines, Sunken ships

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE