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Title:FLEET DIVING UNIT ALPHA IN KUWAIT CITY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6447
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE GULF, 1990-1991 [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activities of Fleet Diving Unit Alpha during mine and ordnance clearance operations at Ash-Shuwaikh port, Kuwait City.
Description: I. Lieutenant Steve Marshall, Officer in Charge of Fleet Diving Unit Alpha, on the quayside at Ash-Shuwaikh: he talks in detail about the mine clearance work of the Unit, and also of the clearance of ordnance (including booby traps) on the quayside.
II. Members of the unit sit at the dockside (by large equipment containers marked FDUA) and dismantle and clean their scuba gear (masks and filters).
III. Scenes at the waterside in Ash-Shuwaikh: outboard motor is lowered down onto a rigid inflatable. Nearby is a sunken boat, only the tops of its mast and communications equipment are visible above the water. Cutaway to shots of wrecked buildings on quayside. Divers from the inflatable boat explore the sunken boat.
IV. Brief sequence showing ruined buildings and palm tree during a mild sandstorm; also final shot of waterside at Ash-Shuwaikh - inflatable boat in middle distance.