NAVY SEA BEES PERFORM DISASTER RECOVERY OPERATIONS....

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  1. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    On This Day in Seabee History – 29 February 1960 The port city of Agadir, Morocco, was subjected to a violent earthquake that destroyed or severely damaged about 80 percent of the structures within the central portion of the city.
    Seabees were flown in from the Public Works Department of the United States Naval Air Station at Port Lyautey, Morocco. Working with a joint force of other Navy, Army, and Air Force personnel, they conducted rescue and recovery operations to locate buried victims of the earthquake, while at risk of further collapse and cave-in of buildings from additional tremors. Seabee bulldozer crews were utilized in recovery efforts, along with personnel wielding hand tools such as shovels, sledges, bolt clippers and picks. Seabees also assisted with the off-loading of supplies and tools from aircraft, and the setup of emergency communications during the operation.
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