Estonian Mineships Division

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Estonian Mineships Division
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Estonian Navy Mineships Division coat of arms.
Active 1997–present
Allegiance Parliamentary
Branch Estonian Navy
Type Division
Size 350
Garrison/HQ Mine Harbor
Anniversaries 15 May 1997
Commanders
Current
commander
Captain-major Villu Klesmann
Notable
commanders
Vice Admiral Tarmo Kõuts

The top priority for the Navy is the development of mine countermeasures capability that is also one of the Navy's peacetime responsibilities: during World War I and II more than 80 000 sea mines were laid in the Baltic Sea. Since 1995 number of mine clearance operations have been carried out in Estonian waters in close co-operation with other navies of the Baltic Sea region in order to find and dispose ordnance and contribute to safe seagoing.

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