Country

Submersible

Operator

Depth

Date Built or Modified

Romaniae

SC-200

Institute of Oceanology

200 m

1979

 

SM-358

Institute of Oceanology

300 m

1979

Switzerland

A.F. Forel

Piccard

500 m

1979

Germany

JAGO

Max Planck Institute

500 m

1990

Finland

SM 80/2

Finnish National Board of Waters and Environment

500 m

1990

South Koreaf

Hae Yang 250

Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute

100 m

1988

Bulgariag

PC-8

Institute of Oceanology

200 m

1981

SOURCE: Don Walsh, International Maritime, Inc.

a U.S. Navy submersibles primarily support Navy missions; however, significant amounts of time are provided to the U.S. marine science community each year.

b Because of uncertain economic conditions in Russia, few operations are being conducted at present. Several of these submersibles have been offered for sale.

c Because of uncertain economic conditions in Ukraine, few operations are being conducted at present. Several of these submersibles have been offered for sale.

d Saga is currently in storage. The SO-450 will be used in French Polynesia for scientific and commercial operations.

e The operational status of these submersibles is unknown because of uncertain economic conditions in Romania.

f This Kordi submersible was built in Korea and is currently inactive.

g Because of uncertain economic conditions in Bulgaria, this submersible is believed to be inactive.



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