Saturday, August 06, 2005

USN Divers Ready To Assist

More info from FNC's live update a moment ago:

Two USN divers and a medical doctor are on scene and ready to assist in the rescue as soon as the sub surfaces.


At 7:12 PM, Blogger Gateway Pundit said...

Hah! I just posted this question in a previous post here. I am wondering if this is normal procedure to have the US divers with the Brits?

At 7:18 PM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

The US and Brits often work together - they practice a train jointly several times a year I believe. And as getting divers out there was undoubtedly quicker than the ROVs, the divers were probably waiting on the pier for the first ship to head out - which happenned to be the one hauling the Brit Scorpio.

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Rob said...

In a sub rescue, there isn't really "normal"...everyone works together to fill the positions needed.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Gateway Pundit said...

That makes sense. Thanks!

I am thinking they were probably flown in there separately, probably from a different location than the Scorpios.


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