Finnish, German Navy hone EOD skills in Gulf of Finland

The navies of Finland and Germany kicked off a mine countermeasure exercise in the Gulf of Finland on October 16.

Photo: Finnish Navy

The two-day drill is designed to enhance the interoperability between the two countries’ explosive ordnance disposal divers.

Participating units from Finland include the minehunter MHC Vahterpää together with the staff of the 4th Mine Countermeasures Squadron and the navy diving school of the Coastal Brigade.

Germany has deployed diving support vessel FGS Rottweil to take part in the exercise.

The German ship is scheduled to berth at Helsinkifollowing the conclusion of the exercise but will not be open for public.