060612-N-4124C-065

060612-N-4124C-065
South China Sea (June 12, 2006) – Mineman 3rd Class Dustin Moore, assigned to the mine warfare ship USS Patriot (MCM 7), retrieves a mine neutralization vehicle (MNV) after the device conducted an underwater water mine survey as part of Western Pacific Mine Countermeasures Exercise (WP-MCMEX) in Malaysia. The 3rd annual WP-MCMEX focuses on enhancing cooperation among Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) navies and maritime safety by conduction detection, identification procedures that may be used in the future to keep important international waterways open. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam R. Cole (RELEASED)

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