Salvage Exercises (SALVEX) 2011 by the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy is at finishing stage. The exercise is being conducted off Port Blair in the Andaman Sea from 05 to 12 January 2011.
Some interesting features of Salvage Exercises (SALVEX) 2011 are:
- aim: to strengthen capability in niche techniques associated with diving and salvage.
- participation by the Indian Navy: INS Nireekshak, the diving tender of the Indian Navy with 17 Clearance Divers including two officers.
- participation by the U.S. Navy: USS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) a specialized Rescue and Salvage Ship of Military Sealift Command with 15 divers including two officers.
Here is a photograph from the U.S. Navy: Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 1-6, and Indian Navy divers approach a wrecked commercial vessel for a shallow water scuba dive during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Derek Peterson/Released)
View an interesting video clip: USNS Safeguard Saipan DTON Removal
Read more from
- the press release by Press Information Bureau.
- the Indian Navy as pdf doc.
- the U.S. Navy press release.
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