Cambodia: CMAC plan UXO, ERW operations in Mekong

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and an inter-ministerial task force organised a public forum ahead of operations to recover unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and shipwrecks from the Mekong River in Prey Veng province. Addressing the forum, CMAC director-general Heng Ratana 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 …

RNZN to undertake historic survey and submerged WWII bomb disposal in Pacific Islands mission

Operation Calypso will involve the 70-strong Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) crew carrying out maritime security patrols, hydrographic surveys and community engagement activities during visits to Niue, Fiji and Vanuatu. While in Niue, HMNZS Manawanui will take seven people from Read More …

Hungary hosts international training for military divers who salvage unexploded munitions

Soldiers from across Europe suited up in heavy diving equipment inside a cavernous flooded stone quarry deep beneath the Hungarian capital. Once their air tanks, flippers and waterproof diving suits were secured, they slipped beneath the cold water and, flashlights Read More …

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 Read More …

Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Navy Divers Complete Large Scale Exercise 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Navy Divers from EOD Mobile Unit 6 (EODMU 6), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU 2), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 operated with the United States Navy Read More …

Estonia delivers aid for underwater mine clearance to Ukraine

Ukrainian rescue workers have received a batch of aid for underwater mine clearance from Estonia. The report says that Estonian rescue workers delivered 90 metal detectors and four specialised vehicles to their Ukrainian counterparts from Mykolaiv on 1 August. Read Read More …

Belgium: EOD DOVO is looking to acquire six ROVs for explosive ordnance disposal service

Awarding authority: MRMP-N/P – Direction Générale Material Resources – Division Marchés Publics – Section Naval Systems – Sous-section Programmes Title: acquisition de six (6) véhicules télécommandés (ROV) pour la capacité VSM (Very Shallow Water) et le service de neutralisation des Read More …