US Navy does navigation surveys post-tsunami
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Release Date: 1/21/2005 3:00:00 PM
Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky, Navy News Service
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (NNS) -- A team of Sailors and civilians deployed from the Naval Oceanographic Office in Stennis, Miss., to USS Benfold (DDG 65) to provide tsunami relief assistance at the request of the Indonesian government.
The oceanographic survey team is conducting safety of navigation surveys of the altered Indonesian coastlines affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami.
"The International Survey Team was tasked with providing safety of navigation surveys throughout the Indonesian region," said Lt. Cmdr. Todd Barnhill, officer in charge, International Survey Teams 1 and 2. "We arrived on Jan. 5th, 2005, and have conducted two harbor surveys so far, looking for large obstructions, to ensure the harbor is clear. We are doing this in the hope that our charts will make it safe for larger ships to come into port to help with the relief efforts."