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Mine hunters of the Baltic Sea

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The Baltic Sea is said to contain 30,000 pieces of leftover unexploded ordnance from two world wars. This broll shows the crew of Latvian minehunter M-06 Tālivaldis going about their work, preventing historic mines from posing a threat to both military and civilian ships today. The ship has been part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One several times; this group is responsible for countering the threat of sea mines and unexploded ordnance in the northern seas.

Prior to filming, NATO videographers tested negative for COVID-19, allowing them to operate in a bubble alongside the ship’s crew, which had quarantined prior to deployment.

Footage includes shots of Latvian minehunter M-06 Tālivaldis sailing in the Baltic Sea, Latvian Navy divers diving and searching for mines, underwater footage from ROV (remotely operated vehicle) PAP 104 and mine detonation in the Baltic Sea.

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The Baltic Sea is said to contain 30,000 pieces of leftover unexploded ordnance from two world wars. Follow the Latvian minehunter M-06 Tālivaldis on its mission to dispose of them.

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(00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS BRIDGE TEAM AT WORK

(00:31) WIDE SHOT – SUNSET AT THE BALTIC SEA

(00:36) VARIOUS SHOTS – LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS SAILING IN THE BALTIC SEA

(01:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS SAILORS GOING OUT AT SEA IN AN INFLATABLE BOAT

(01:21) DRONE SHOT – LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS BRIDGE

(01:26) VARIOUS SHOTS – CONTROL ROOM ON LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS

(01:45) VARIOUS SHOTS – LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS SAILORS LAUNCHING AN ROV (REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE) PAP 104

(01:55) MEDIUM SHOT – UNDERWATER FOOTAGE CAPTURED FROM AN ROV (REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE) PAP 104

(02:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – LATVIAN NAVY DIVERS DIVING IN THE BALTIC SEA AND SEARCHING FOR MINES

(02:37) VARIOUS SHOTS - LATVIAN MINEHUNTER M-06 TĀLIVALDIS CREW DETONATE A MINE IN THE BALTIC SEA
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