Navy to conduct underwater training in Piti

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Navy to conduct underwater training in Piti

by: Commander, Joint Region Marianas PAO | .
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published: January 12, 2018

ASAN, Guam (Jan. 12, 2018) – U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 will conduct underwater detonation (UNDET) training at the Piti Floating Mine Neutralization Site Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

EODMU-5 will detonate one 1.25 lb. explosive at the designated deep water UNDET location approximately one mile north of Cabras Island, 1-2 ft. below the water’s surface.

EODMU 5 performs underwater detonation training to develop the skills needed to be ready to rapidly respond to operational missions and unexploded ordnance support on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Navy conducted a multi-year environmental analysis, which the National Marine Fisheries Service, under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act, granted the Navy authorization to conduct underwater detonation training. The Navy is a committed environmental steward and employs protective measures to safeguard marine resources.

For the safety of personnel and marine life, the area will be visually cleared by divers and by lookouts on the surface before, during and after the exercise. All activity will cease temporarily if a person or marine life is seen in the area.

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