Estonian Mineships Division
|Estonian Mineships Division|
Estonian Navy Mineships Division coat of arms.
|Anniversaries||15 May 1997|
|Captain-major Villu Klesmann|
|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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