ANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 26, 2019) Marines assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division and Clearance Divers assigned to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Pacific and Atlantic Units board Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312), during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) subject matter expert knowledge exchange as part of Exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB is a quadrilateral exercise conducted by forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable, and potent allied force ready to respond to a changing and complex maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Pic of the Day: Recon Marines storm ship
Ken · 9 months ago
Yeah, I was just yanking a chain...or pulling on a rope ladder...or something. ;)
Robert C · 10 months ago
Its not a real world exercise.This is a training mission and part of that training is deploying a rope ladder for ship boarding because there may not be a built into the hull one at the right place on the
ship to use during a real world mission.
These guys only get so many times a year to practice ship boarding while under way so it would
be a wasted opportunity to not practice deploying a rope ladder during an op.
Ken · 10 months ago
I'm not a Marine, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
So, um, why the flimsy (slow) rope ladder when there's a pretty good solid one (with non-slip treads) built into the hull right next to him?
Just asking...for a friend. ;)
Yankee Papa · 10 months ago
"Indo-Pacific region..." Well, that certainly covers a lot of map grids....
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