Very few divers get to do this trip so it’s a great opportunity

Able Seaman Diver Craig Wootton, HMS Cattistock

During her deployment HMS Cattistock will take part in a series of multinational exercises and operations alongside their NATO partners, including Force Integration Training and Historical Ordnance Disposal.

Able Seaman Diver Craig Wootton said: “Very few divers get to do this trip so it’s a great opportunity. One of the hardest factors as a diver on this deployment is going to be the cold. We’ll be really looking out for each other, taking it in turns to be in the water and plenty of hot drinks.”

The crew of HMS Cattistock returned from a highly successful seven month deployment in the Gulf just six months ago. The short interval between these deployments is characteristic of the impressive operational tempo that is maintained across the Mine Warfare community.

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