EOD Sailors, pilots hone boarding skills on MV Asterix during Keen Sword

November 2, 2018 – Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, attached to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), conducted helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (HVBSS) training with the Royal Canadian Navy ship MV Asterix and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as part of exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 1. HVBSS teams are used to board vessels that are suspected of piracy or carrying illicit materials. They are trained to properly secure and search vessels in accordance with the mission. This was a unique opportunity for all personnel…

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