OPERATION RHEOSTAT ONE - FLEET CLEARANCE DIVING TEAM AT WORK ON THE WRECK OF THE MECCA [Allocated Title]
Divers of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team work on the wreck of the Egyptian passenger ship Mecca.
HA.MS from the SCA launch Nada to a Gemini inflatable towing astern - a second follows under its own power. The FCDT reaches the wreck of the Mecca, and the inflatables are secured alongside. Onboard the launch the divers suit up. A USM CH-53D helicopter passes overhead, a Mk 105 magnetic mine clearance sled suspended beneath the aircraft. The divers enter the water to search the wreck for mines.