On March 18, 1974, as part of the cease fire between Egypt and Israel after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Task Force 65 was sent to sweep mines from the northern part of the Suez Canal as part of Operation Nimble Star. The operation concluded in December.
The land ordnance removal as called Operation Nimbus Moon - Land. The underwater removal was called Operation Nimbus Moon - Water. The salvage operation was Nimbus Spar.
The Task Force was initially commanded by Rear Admiral Brian McCauley and later by Rear Admiral Kent Carroll.