RCN Divers Assist With WWII Bombs in Tuvalu Waters

Twenty two 500lb WWII-era Aerial Bombs have been located underwater at Nanumea in Tuvalu, by members of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, and United States Marine Corps working from HMNZS Manawanui. The Government of Tuvalu had requested the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct reconnaissance of reported explosive remnants of war (ERW). With help from HMNZS Manawanui, HMNZS Matataua and crew, plus United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) divers embedded with the Australians and New Zealanders, Operation Render Safe got…

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