Current Mission

U.S. Navy Operational Readiness Training Mission

Leg 1: July 12-17

Leg 2: July 21-26

US Navy divers will practice an operational readiness training (scenario) about core drilling that lead to the collapse of a structure after an earthquake struck. Debris will be spread out over a large area on the ocean bottom with the help of rebreathers, consistent with scenario requirements.

Mission Objectives

  • US Navy Operational Readiness Training (Scenario)
  • US Navy Dive teams will set up a debris field consistent with scenario requirements
  • US Navy rebreather diving operations (Saturation)
  • Diver hand held underwater navigation and sonar system operations and training
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) operations and training

First the UUV team will run several days of surveying the ocean bottom with the UUV, programming search patterns, and using sonar and go-pro videos to identify the debris field. Once the field is identified (called a TOI or target area of interest) data or information will be passed on to the divers, and for several days the divers will be expected to use hand-held navigation devices and hand-held sonar to find the objects identified by the UUV and recover them.

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