BACKGROUND: U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams are instructing Egyptian divers in how to?
Port Said port scene.
Various scenes of U.S. Navy EOD personnel instructing Egyptian personnel.
Various scenes of Mark 105 minesweeping sied being readied, put into the water and being towed to the minesweeping area by U.S. Navy helicopter.
This coverage is preliminary to the first minesweeping operation to take place in the Suez Canal.
EDITOR NOTE: Also see DoD Film Release #22-74, C-5 AIRLIFT OF EQUIPMENT FOR SUEZ MINESWEEPING OPERATION, dated April 13, 1974, #26-74, NIMBUS MOON REFRESHER- TRAINING AT FORT BELVOIR, dated April 24, 1974, and #27-74, NIMBUS STAR/MOON UNLOADING IN EGYPT, dated April 25, 1974.
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Background: BACKGROUND: U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams are instructing Egyptian divers in how to recover and/or explode-in-place the bombs, shells and similar explosive devices which have fallen into the canal during the many battles over the years.
Also, U.S. Navy RH-53D helicopters are shown towing sled enroute to canal preparatory to sweeping for underwater mines. They are towing the Mark-105 minesweeping sled. The sled is designed to sweep either acoustic or magnetic mines.