Twenty divers of the Sri Lanka Navy are presently undergoing diving training with the US Navy sailors of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 in Guam to obtain skills and knowledge required to remove unexploded underwater ordnances left by the LTTE in tanks and lagoons in the North and East.
The combined military to military Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) training programme started on 7th April and it is to cover a range of theoretical and practical applications related to diving operations.
As a part of the training, US Navy sailors of the EODMU 5 and Sri Lanka Navy divers dove to the Tokai Maru, a sunken World War II Japanese freighter on 13th April.
The event was coordinated by the Commander of the Task Force 75. Task Force 75 is responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater constructions.
Courtesy of defence.lk