News: Seabee divers from UCT 2 arrive in Timor Leste
DILI, East Timor - Underwater Construction Team Two - Diving Detachment Bravo arrived in Timor Leste to build a shore connected rubble mound breakwater and floating pier as a humanitarian assistance project. They'll be working with Seabee's from NMCB-3, Australia's Defence Cooperation Program, the Timor Leste Defense Force and Timor Leste's Maritime Police Unit.
Located on the shoreline of Dili, Timor Leste's capital, the floating pier will be will be used to accommodate several 7 meter RHIBs (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) used by Timor Leste's Maritime Police Unit. The rubble mound breakwater will be approximately 250 feet long and will be comprised of armor stone, core stone and fill, which will shield the new pier from current and wave action. This will also provide the clearance depth needed for the RHIBs with an estimated max depth of 15 feet at the end of the rubble mound structure.
The UCT Teams have broad capabilities of building, maintaining, and demolishing various waterfront facilities and in-water structures. The teams are comprised of specialists within the various Seabee ratings and are also qualified divers.
"This project is meaningful, fulfilling work, positively impacting Timor Leste by increasing the readiness of their Maritime Police Unit. It's a great opportunity to continue our positive relationship with Timor Leste and provide valuable construction skills to some of the newer members of UCT-2." Said Executive Officer Seth McGuire
"This will be a training evolution for the newer members of the team. As the more experienced members are looking to pass on vital underwater construction knowledge. Training is vital to the growth and success of UCT-2 over the generations." Said Steel Worker Second Class (SCW/DV) Metro Sayer UCT-2 Embark Officer for Det Bravo.