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Naval Security Team conducts training exercises on Kootenay Lake

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
July 31st, 2023

Boaters, paddle boarders and swimmers received a first-hand look at the Naval Security Team (NST) in action during training exercises on Kootenay Lake near Nelson during the past couple of days.

The NST, beginning Sunday through to Tuesday, have been conducting small boat security training exercises on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, and later on the main Kootenay Lake near Queens Bay.

There are three NST zodiac boats conducting the training exercises, such as sirens, searchlights, horns, flashing blue likes and the firing of blank ammunition.

The exercises run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NST started the interior training exercises last week on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna before arriving in Nelson.

The public is welcome to watch the exercises from shore with staff on hand for impromptu question-and-answer sessions near the boat launch at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The NST, based out of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt, B.C., is a team of specially trained sailors who provide an additional layer of security to deployed Royal Canadian Navy assets.

Three boats from the Naval Security Team (NST) were conducting training exercises north of Nelson between the Big Orange Bridge and Troup Junction Beach on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake Monday morning. 

The Naval Security Team departs for more training Monday morning.

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