U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
Camp Lejeune, NC
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Robert M. Storm VIRN - EV518
Naval Base Coronado, Ca - Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion practice boarding and takedown of a ship at night. Marines train for Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) at the highest level. This type of interdiction involves a non-compliant ship, underway, opposed, and at night. The operators have to attach a grappling ladder to the superstructure to board vessels with high entry points.
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