US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise Share this article U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy diving and salvage experts wrapped up two weeks of advanced training during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2015, March 14.Building on thirty years of partnership since SALVEX Korea began in 1985, approximately 180 U.S. and ROK navy personnel conducted a series of advanced combined salvage operations, both in-port and at-sea. Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) sharpened skills with ROKN counterparts from Salvage Squadron (SALVORON) 55 embarked on their diving and salvage ship ROKS Pyongtaek (ATS 27).Training focused on combined diving operations, heavy lift procedures, and for the first time this year, a two-day salvage operations conference to discuss bilateral certification procedures and coordination. For the capstone event, Salvor and Pyongtaek teamed up in a real-world salvage operation to conduct bow-lifts of a 30-ton fishing vessel on an underwater training range near Chinhae, Korea. This highly complex evolution highlighted the continued importance of diving and salvage interoperability between the U.S. and ROK navies.SALVEX Korea 2015 is part of Exercise Foal Eagle — an umbrella of regularly-scheduled, annual exercises that are the culmination of many months of planning and based on realistic training scenarios. The naval portion of the Foal Eagle exercises take place in international waters around South Korea and features a full spectrum of maritime operations.[mappress mapid=”15406″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercise View post tag: News by topic US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise Authorities View post tag: completecenter_img View post tag: ROK March 17, 2015 View post tag: asia View post tag: Navies View post tag: Salvage View post tag: US View post tag: Navylast_img read more

CAP- Super Eagles players in training session yesterday afternoon in Rouen,…

first_imgINTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYConfident S’Eagles Ready for Mali in Okechukwu, four others beat Siasia’s deadline for OlympicsFemi SolajaThe Super Eagles are good to go for victory against their Malian counterparts in today’s international friendly match at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France, according to interim Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf.Yusuf, who is assisted by Imama Amapakabo and Kennedy Boboye, have worked with a relatively young team in three training sessions but he is confident that the players will give their best against fellow West Africans tonight. “Yes, we have had only three training sessions. But they were very good sessions and the team has bonded very well. We expect to go all out even though it is a friendly match.“We are working with players who have self –belief and there is excellent team spirit.”Only two players, namely Turkey –based defender Kenneth Omeruo and Belgium –based midfielder Wilfred Ndidi were being expected as at yesterday afternoon.In camp are Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Brown Ideye, Carl Ikeme, Alex Iwobi, Abdullahi Shehu, Umar Aminu, Kingsley Madu, Moses Simon, Elderson Echiejile, Leon Balogun, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Musa Muhammed, Etebo Oghenekaro, Babatunde Michael, Raheem Lawal, Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Akpeyi and William Troost Ekong.Today’s match is the first of a two –game arrangement that will see the Super Eagles leave for Luxembourg City on Saturday, to play that country’s senior national team on Tuesday night.In another development,the camp of the U-23 National Team, Dream Team, came alive on Wednesday with the arrival of five of the invited foreign based players hitting camp to beat the deadline handed down by Head Coach Samson Siasia.First to arrive the camp of the Dream Team was captain Azubuike Okechukwu who was looking fit and ready as he wasted no time in joining the team’s morning training session.Next was Portugal based defender Stanley Amuzie who came in around 2pm thereby being part of the team’s evening training session, and the number was increased when the team was having dinner with the arrival of the trio of Godwin Saviour, Taiwo Awoniyi and Usman Mohammed, with back slapping and hugging from their team mates and officials.And yesterday afternoon, the camp was further boosted when England based Nathan Oduwa arrived. Team Captain Okechukwu expressed delight in being called upon to wear the colors of the country as he sees it as a thing of pride and honor.“This is a big family and any time I am called upon to be part of the family, I feel highly honored and as such will do every thing to make it. I have had a hectic season and as such had wanted to rest a little with my family, but this is a call to duty which I must honor, so I had to cut short my rest to beat the deadline set by my coach who I know is a no –nonsense person.”With the arrival of the six players, the camp now has seven of the eight foreign based players invited to camp, with France based midfielder Sodiq Popoola expected in camp today.Meanwhile, Coach Siasia is expected to release the list of players for next month’s Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea later tonight.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more