Diving Officer reveals what it takes to keep a deployed ship top-notch

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HMCS Vancouver’s Dive Team is making true the old adage, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

“Some of the fishing lines we have found tangled on our blades and propellers were cut and we are making them into bracelets,” said Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Ryan Gan, Vancouver’s Dive Officer.

Free-floating fishing nets can be very difficult to spot, and if run over, could potentially damage a ships’ propellers, yet Vancouver’s Dive Team found a use for the pesky hazard, which is surprisingly a fairly frequent occurrence when operating on the high seas.

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