The Royal New Zealand Navy hosted the biggest multinational mine countermeasures exercise in the Hauraki gulf. MCMEX involved over 600 divers from 14 nations.
Basing the exercise scenario on providing humanitarian assistance to disaster stricken country, during the exercise the participants performed all aspects of mine countermeasures ranging from pouncer ops to underwater salvage. During the exercise the dive teams also discovered an abandoned defensive mine dating back to WWII, and successfully disposed of it.
Here’s some great Navy underwater and surface video action:
Press Release, March 25, 2014, Image: New Zealand Navy