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GULF OF TARANTO, ITALY (June 24, 2005) — The Turkish submarine Preveze surfaces following NATO submarine escape and rescue exercises. Preveze is one of four submarines that are participating in this year’s exercise Sorbet Royal 2005. Divers from various nations will work together to rescue the submariners during the exercise in the Mediterranean off the coast of Taranto, Italy from June 17-30, 2005. Sorbet Royal 2005 is the largest and most challenging live submarine escape and rescue exercise ever conducted. Participating nations will test their capabilities and interoperability with 27 participating nations (including 14 NATO nations, Russia, Ukraine and Israel). Four submarines will be placed on the bottom (each with up to 52 men aboard) while rescue forces with a range of sophisticated rescue vehicles and systems work together to solve complex disaster rescue problems in a variety of difficult scenarios. For more information, please visit: www.sorbetroyal2005.celex.net. U.S. Navy photo by: Chief Journalist (SW/AW) Dave Fliesen, Fleet Combat Camera, Atlantic. (RELEASED)

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Combat Divers

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SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 7, 2005) — The Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) from the U. S. Navy’s Deep Submergence Unit is strapped down aboard a 747 aircraft at the Air Mobility Command (AMC) terminal in San Diego, Calif. The equipment is being transported to Italy, where U.S. and NATO divers will respond to a submarine escape and rescue exercise in the Mediterranean off the coast of Taranto, Italy from June 17-30, 2005. The NATO exercise "Sorbet Royal 2005" is the largest and most challenging live submarine escape and rescue exercise ever conducted. Participating nations will test their capabilities and interoperability with 10 participating nations. Four submarines will be placed on the bottom (each with up to 52 men aboard) while rescue forces with a range of sophisticated rescue vehicles and systems work together to solve complex disaster rescue problems in a variety of difficult scenarios. For more information, please visit: www.sorbetroyal2005.celex.net. U.S. Navy photo by: Photographer’s Mate 1st Class (SW) James Christopher, Fleet Combat Camera Group, Pacific. (RELEASED)

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