Military divers from Vancouver Island to conduct mine clearance training in South Korea

A team of highly specialized divers from CFB Esquimalt is travelling to South Korea for a training mission. The clearance divers with Fleet Diving Unit Pacific find and dispose of underwater mines.

“I don’t think a lot of people realize it, but there are thousands of mines leftover from World War II and they’re just floating around out there waiting to be found,” said Sailor 1st Class Morgun Knutson. Knutson and his colleagues from CFB Esquimalt and allied nations are participating in the annual Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise from Oct. 16 to 27.

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Source: CTV News