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Icelandic Bomb Disposal Unit Trains with Danes

Icelandic Coast Guard's bomb disposal unit in training

The Icelandic Coast Guard's bomb disposal unit in training aboard HMS Triton. Photo: Icelandic Coast Guard.

The Icelandic Coast Guard’s bomb disposal unit carried out training exercises with the Danish crew of the ship HMS Triton last week when the ship was docked in Iceland. The Icelandic Coast Guard cooperates closely with the Royal Danish Navy and such exercises are carried out on a regular basis, as stated on the website of the Icelandic Coast Guard.

Icelandic Coast Guard's bomb disposal unit in trainingPhoto: The Icelandic Coast Guard.

Bomb experts from the Icelandic Coast Guard were tasked with hiding a bomb aboard the vessel and ship’s crew had to locate it. After the crew found the suspicious object the Icelandic Coast Guard’s bomb disposal unit were called out.

In order to disarm the bomb, the Icelandic Coast Guard used a remotely controlled bomb disposal robot which the Coast Guard acquired last year. The device can be used in narrow areas, for example, on board ships and planes.

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