MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training

MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training
MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training
MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training
MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training
MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training
MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training

Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion fast rope onto the deck of a ship during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training. Marines train for VBSS at the highest level. This type of interdiction involves a non-compliant ship, underway, and opposed.

Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion practice boarding and searching ships.

A Marine approaches the vessel with his weapon at the ready.

Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion practice boarding and takedown of a ship at night.

Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion practice breaching on board ship at night.

Members of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion practice breaching on board ship at night.

Marines with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB) conduct a Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise at sea. 

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