January 6 Direct from Stockholm archipelago? Russians send small sub to search for AirAsia flight]
|The Priz class (Project 1855) is a type of Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) operated by the government of Russia.|
|NAN HAI JIU 101 IMO number: 9433212|
USS Fort Worth is docked in Singapore, standing ready to assist in search and rescue operations underway for AirAsia Flight 8501. The Fort Worth, a littoral combat ship, should be ready to join the effort by January 1. “What its role will be is currently being assessed as circumstances evolve,”
|Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35|
[December 29 USS Sampson to join search for the AirAsia passenger jet]
USS Sampson was sent December 29 to the search area for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore that went missing Sunday amid stormy weather off Indonesia. The 509-foot Sampson (DDG-102) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and is carrying a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, based at Naval Air Station North Island,CA. Sampson is already deployed in the Western Pacific. Pentagon officials said that other search and detection capabilities may be used as needed.