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Armed forces send their best to Cephalonia

Greek armed forces trying to disembark on Cephalonia are now facing the poor conditions of the harbors after the earthquake.

A team of navy divers from Underwater Demolitions Command (DYK) will be landed on the island by plane and will undertake underwater surveys so that landing ship can approach without fear of striking something on the violently agitated seabed.

 It may sound extremely fastidious, but it's indicative of conditions after the two earthquakes suffered by the island within a week's span. The C-130H that brought supplies to Cephalonia on Monday, returned and picked up a team of divers along with additional supplies.

The head of the armed forces General Mikhail Kostarakos is already on the island coordinated operations. The mission of the “frogs” (as they are “affectionately” known to other special forces personnel) will dive to check on the foundations of port docks to certify they'll withstand the weight of the heavy vehicles that will be rolled off. If harbors are unsound, they'll be sent to reconnoiter beaches for a wet landing. This will quite a task, as the seabed is now disturbed and many beaches considered easily approachable, and used in wartime (1943), have been fouled by the recent earthquakes with visible results. The task is compounded by adverse weather conditions.

 A team of navy divers from Underwater Demolitions Command (DYK) will be landed on the island by plane and will undertake underwater surveys so that landing ship can approach without fear of striking something on the violently agitated seabed.

It may sound extremely fastidious, but it's indicative of conditions after the two earthquakes suffered by the island within a week's span. The C-130H that brought supplies to Cephalonia on Monday, returned and picked up a team of divers along with additional supplies.

The head of the armed forces General Mikhail Kostarakos is already on the island coordinated operations. The mission of the “frogs” (as they are “affectionately” known to other special forces personnel) will dive to check on the foundations of port docks to certify they'll withstand the weight of the heavy vehicles that will be rolled off. If harbors are unsound, they'll be sent to reconnoiter beaches for a wet landing. This will quite a task, as the seabed is now disturbed and many beaches considered easily approachable, and used in wartime (1943), have been fouled by the recent earthquakes with visible results. The task is compounded by adverse weather conditions.