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News: Seabees begin breakwater construction in Timor-Leste

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Timor-Leste breakwater construction Courtesy Photo

The first 100 feet of a 250 feet rubble mound breakwater constructed by Seabees from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) Two. Seabee divers from UCT Two are working with Timor-Leste's MPU, Australia's Defence Cooperation Program, the Timor-Leste Defense Force and Seabees from NMCB 3 to construct a rubble mound breakwater and floating small boat pier. The small boat pier will enhance the MPU's ability to launch and recover small boats. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Dawson)

DILI, Timor-Leste - Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) Two begin construction on a rubble mound breakwater in Timor-Leste's Dili Harbor to provide sheltered small boat storage for Timor-Leste's Maritime Police Unit.

Construction of the breakwater is a joint effort, utilizing members of Timor-Leste's Defense force to operate heavy equipment, the MPU to prepare the site for construction, rock from local quarries, equipment from Australia's Defence Cooperation Program and a Seabee detachment from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3.

"The support we've received so far has been nothing short of phenomenal," said UCT Two's officer in charge, Chief Adam Winters. "From the warm reception we received from the MPU and the impressive skills of the Timor-Leste Defense Force equipment operators to the support of the local Australian Defence Cooperation Program crew, I couldn't be more impressed."

Members of UCT Two's Construction Dive Detachment Bravo (CDDB) are projected to complete their work on the pier in early January. Timor-Leste is CDDB's last stop during a six-month deployment across the Pacific.


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Date Taken:10.31.2013

Date Posted:10.31.2013 16:50

Location:DILI, TLGlobe


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