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Members of Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) prepare to launch a ridgid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to perform a final check of the port facility for Iraqi mines.

Members of Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) prepare to launch a ridgid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to perform a final check of the port facility for Iraqi mines.

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Umm Qasr, Iraq (Mar. 28, 2003) Members of Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) prepare to launch a ridgid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to perform a final check of the port facility for Iraqi mines before the arrival humanitarian aid for the Iraqi people. CTU-55.4.3 consists of U.S. Naval Special Clearance Team-1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units 6 and 8, Fleet Diving Unit 3 from the United Kingdom, and a Clearance Dive Team from Australia, all are conducting deep/shallow water mine counter measure operations to clear shipping lanes. The unit was instrumental in clearing the way for the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Landing Ship Logistic RFA Sir Galahad (L 3005), which delivered the first wave of humanitarian aid in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraqs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo Photographers Mate 2nd Class Bob Houlihan. File# 030328-N-3783H-360

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28/03/2003 - 28/03/2003
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Umm Qasr, Iraq
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