Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Concludes Arctic Training Exercise Snow Crab Ex

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 completed Snow Crab Exercise (Snow Crab Ex) 24-1 Feb. 4, 2024 following the departure of Navy EOD units and Navy Divers at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota. Snow Read More …

Indian warship responds to drone attack on merchant vessel in Gulf of Aden

The Indian Navy’s frontline warship INS Visakhapatnam responded within an hour to the distress call by MV Genco Picardy following the drone attack at 2311 hours on Wednesday India’s guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam on Thursday swiftly responded to a Read More …

UK: New Year honours for RN divers

A Scottish clearance diver has been awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year Honours. Leading Seaman (Diver) Rory Cartwright-Taylor is part of the Royal Navy’s Diving & Threat Exploitation Group (DTXG), based at Faslane on Scotland’s west coast. The Read More …

Japan: U.S. mines from WWII found at wind farm in Kanmon Straits

In a two-step process on Dec. 14, the MSDF vessel cleared a mine from World War II. “We managed to dispose of it without fail,” said Lt. Cmdr. Akira Ito of the 43rd Mine Warfare Force. It was the first Read More …

Israeli Navy’s elite underwater unit operates in Gazan waters

The Israeli Navy’s underwater task force YALTAM found dozens of weapons and other combat equipment in a scan of the Gaza Strip’s shores, the IDF said on Monday. The YALTAM unit recovered explosive belts, other improvised explosive devices, and ammunition. Read More …

U.S. Navy EOD, MTA Malaysia Conduct Joint Training Exercise

LUMUT, Malaysia– A U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team integrated with Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia to conduct joint training on counter-improvised explosive device (IED) and unexploded ordnance response from Nov. 1 through Nov. 10, 2023. The joint training Read More …

Ukrainian sappers destroy mine washed ashore in Odesa region

In the town of Chornomorsk, Odesa region, military sappers have successfully neutralized a sea mine that washed ashore earlier. The sea mine was discovered in the Chornomosrk Bay on Friday, October 20. Due to a strong storm, the initial controlled Read More …

Bulgaria, Türkiye, Romania to organize mine search, clearing operations in Black Sea

Bulgaria, Türkiye and Romania will soon organize mine search and clearing operations in the Black Sea, Bulgarian Defense Minister Todor Tagarev said Friday. “Some very small details need to be concretized before the operation begins. This operation will increase the Read More …