Canadian Navy Divers Assisting Katrina relief efforts
ESQUIMALT (BC)-- Divers and support staff from Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) will depart tomorrow morning [today, as I post this] to join up with their US Navy counterparts in Pensacola, Florida. The 18 member diving team, under the supervision of Naval Lieutenant Todd Dupuis, will be deploying as part of Operation UNISON, the Canadian Forces? contribution to relief efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
Media are invited to meet with members of the team between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. at 443 Squadron (Hangar 17), 1593 Kittyhawk Rd., Victoria International Airport, on Sunday, Sep 4 th. The team is scheduled to depart at 9:30 a.m.
Rear Admiral Roger Girouard, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, and Commodore Bruce Donaldson, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific will be
in attendance to send off the team and wish them well.