PortandTerminal.com, May 1, 2020
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” dates back to 1991 and shows a diver as he descends to the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN-624) to videotape Navy SEAL team members entering and exiting the vessel during locking out procedures off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Locking out is a procedure in which SEALs exit a submerged submarine, along with their mission equipment. The reverse procedure is known as ‘locking in’. These are arduous and dangerous procedures but are worth it since they allow for a completely clandestine stealth infil/exfil of SEAL teams.
The camera operator for this photo and others below is PHC Mark Reinhard.
Here’s another shot that shows the SEALs as they exit the submarine.
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