During a training session with Croatian Special Forces personnel, a US Navy SEAL in full dive gear cruises along the Adriatic Sea close to Split, Croatia.
NATO Special Operations Forces must be capable of completing the most challenging missions in the most hazardous situations, such as scaling a ship’s side while under fire or scuba diving to the bottom of the ocean. During a combined training session with US Navy SEALs in the Adriatic, Croatian Special Forces recently put their marine prowess to the test. The hijackers begin to fire. But the rubber boats, each armed with a weapon, are already approaching. The Croatian workers quickly climb onto the ship by attaching ladders to the hull. The operators make a tense 10-meter climb to grab the bridge while the SEALs board from the stern and sprint for the engine room while aiming their silenced guns back and forth across the deck. They take over the ship in a matter of minutes, defeat their adversaries, and have many valuable targets zip-tied and prepared for exfiltration.