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Maritime Image of the Day: “Navy SEALS Locking Out Procedure”

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.

Divers exitting a submarine

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