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Dive decontamination: bringing new ideas to the surface

Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world, and this year’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise helped participating nations improve those capabilities. This year’s biennial exercise held in Honolulu, Hawaii, involved 26 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, an estimated 25,000 personnel and took more than a year to plan. RIMPAC focuses on maritime force capabilities and providing realistic, relevant training that increases a participant nation’s abilities to plan, communicate and conduct complex maritime operations.

RIMPAC 2014: Aligning maritime forces


During the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014, Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s crewmembers worked hand-in-hand with Australia, Brunei, China, France, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S. Navy in a multitude of exercises ranging from maritime interdiction, search and rescue and counter-piracy to tactical maneuvering, fueling and replenishments at sea, and a live-fire gunnery exercise.

World’s largest international maritime exercise

PACIFIC OCEAN – Members of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu conduct a vertical insertion exercise aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) during the RIMPAC, July 7, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Carl Shipley HAWAII – Petty Officer Sabrina Moraga climbs a Jacob's ladder to board the amphibious transport dock

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