South Beach/Martha’s Vineyard
VRHabilis was awarded a subcontract to conduct an underwater UXO time critical removal action in the coastal waters off the southern coast of Martha’s Vineyard. VRHabilis was also tasked with providing training on UXO safety to local personnel and to provide emergency response for found suspected ordnance items. Over the course of the 6 month accident free dive operation, over 700 ordnance items were removed from the surf, frequently requiring the use of underwater excavation techniques. Explosive perforation of ~60 was completed without incident. Over the remaining year of the contract approximately 125 local personnel were trained in UXO awareness and avoidance and eight emergency responses to found UXO were conducted.