Navy to hold large-scale exercise ahead of new flotilla

15.06.2011                      13.Siwan, 5771 

Abwehr:

Navy to hold large-scale exercise ahead of new flotilla

Exercise will involve Navy commandos from Shayetet and other special forces in operation that will include lessons learned from 'Marmara' raid; Navy preparing for wide range of scenarios aboard ships.

The Israel Navy will hold a large scale exercise Wednesday as it prepares to stop a flotilla of some 15 ships planning to break the Israel-imposed sea blockade over the Gaza Strip in the coming weeks.
The exercise will involve Navy commandos from Flotilla 13 – better known as the Shayetet – as well as other Navy units and special forces from throughout the defense establishment, who were being included in the operation as part of lessons from the botched Navy raid on the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger ship last may….