By Dialogo May 18, 2010 A specialized team of experts in naval salvage and industrial recovery arrived in Chile to provide reconstruction expertise May 11. Deputy Commander of Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Albert Garcia and Commander of Naval Surface Warfare Center Rear Adm. Jim Shannon arrived in Chile with the 10-person team. The team consisting of shipyard, dry-docking and diving and salvage experts from Naval Sea Systems Command and waterfront shore facility experts from NAVFAC will be working with the Chilean navy to share their insight into reconstruction efforts of Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR, shipyards and armories of the Chilean navy) Talcahuano, a shipyard located in the Bay of Concepcion. ASMAR, is a state-owned company, belonging to the military and defense industries in which it constructs and repairs Chilean navy ships as well as domestic and internationally owned ships. The shipyard was damaged by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Feb. 27. This is the second time the Chilean government has requested the assistance of an advisory team from the U.S. Navy since the earthquake and tsunami. The first team assisted the Chilean navy with an initial damage assessment of Naval Base Talcahuano and the shipyard. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Mrinmoy Rajkhowa of Assam will represent India in the forthcoming FIDE World Cadet Chess Championship – 2018 (Under – 08 Boys Category ) to be held at Santiago de Compostela, Spain from November 3.Mrinmoy has been selected in the Indian team as he had secured 3rd position in the National Under 7 Chess Championship 2017 and had also represented India in the FIDE Asian Cadet Chess Championship – 2018 (Under – 08 Boys Category ) held at Thailand this year.Mrinmoy is undergoing training under FIDE Instructors Nandan Buragohain and Biswajit Bharadwaj at Assam Chess Club for the last three years and is a class III student of Sudershan Public School Guwahati. Also Read: Sports News