Joint mine clearance exercise 3B Divex started on Monday

A joint mine clearance exercise of the navies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 3B Divex 2020, is taking place in Narva Bay this week, in the course of which war-era explosive devices left in the area will be relocated and destroyed and international interoperability and routines of action rehearsed.

1st Lt. Priit Kaasikmäe, commander of the Estonian Navy’s divers unit, said: “3B Divex is a rotating event of divers from the three Baltic countries, which we are organizing in Narva Bay this year. The camp of the divers is located in Toila Harbor and the goal of the week-long effort is primarily the relocation World War II-era mines to a safe location and detonating them if possible.”

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