11/30/2016: Exercise Dugong brings together more than 50 specialist divers and support staff to practise state-of-the-art underwater construction techniques and damage repair, search and salvage, shipping hazard removal, medical and communication techniques.

Eighteen divers from the USA will be conducting continuation training and demonstrations in underwater welding, thermal cutting, underwater chainsaw and grinding, search techniques utilising underwater sonar, construction and simulated deep diving and recompression chamber drains.

Australian Navy Divers participating in DUGONG 16 will be drawn from Clearance Dive Team One based at HMAS Waterhen and Clearance Dive Team Four from HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

 Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence:11/21/16