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  • 16 January 2014

    New Zealand and Australian Anzac-class frigates HMNZS TE MANA and HMAS MELBOURNE met up recently in the Arabian Sea.   Both being assigned to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task forces conducing counter-piracy operations, the rendezvous was an opportunity for the ships’ crews to exchange visits and get a taste of home at sea. Three Royal […]

  • 2 June 2017

    In the second attack on commercial vessels in just two days, pirates attempted to hijack oil tanker MT NAVIG8 Providence in the Arabian Sea on June 1. The incident, confirmed by EU NAVFOR, took place in the Gulf of Oman as the MT NAVIG8 Providence was sailing 100 nautical miles east of Muscat. According to the European counter-piracy military […]

  • 4 November 2015

    United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) took a chance to bring a special brand of law enforcement to Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne while on patrol in the Arabian Sea. Special Agent Patrick Price, of the NCIS, was assigned to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and acted as a law enforcement advisor to HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding […]

  • 28 April 2015

    In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea. CTF 150’s mandate is about promoting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment by countering terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use […]

  • 15 March 2017

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) seized 270 kilograms of heroin from a small stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea March 13. The dhow was intercepted after having been tracked by a helicopter from the Royal Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. Both Laboon and RFA Fort Victoria are part of the Combined […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne, working for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, came to the aid of a critically ill merchant seaman in the southern Arabian Sea. The vessel was responding to a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) call from the Merchant Vessel (MV) City of Beijing, which required life-saving aid for a critically […]

  • 22 April 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy are now operating in the Arabian Sea in response to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, a US Defense Department spokesman said. Briefing the Pentagon press corps yesterday morning, Army Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. warships “are operating [in the Arabian Sea] with […]

  • 4 February 2019

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea. The Australian Navy said the seizures were worth approximately AU$105 million and AU$103.5 million respectively. The interceptions took place on 28 and 29 January 2019 as part of […]

  • 7 February 2011

    Two Royal Navy warships are continuing their operations in the Arabian Sea and Horn of Africa to deter piracy and build relations with nations in their respective regions. HMS Cornwall is operating in the Arabian Sea and recently tracked and boarded a pirate skiff believed to have been involved in attacks on merchant vessels. HMS […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Training & Education

    HMCS Regina departed Esquimalt, B.C., July 3, 2012 for the Arabian Sea region. Regina will replace HMCS Charlottetown on Operation Artemis, Canada’s contribution to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to conduct maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea region. “HMCS Regina’s deployment to the Arabian Sea demonstrates the steadfast commitment of Canada to international […]

  • 23 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Iran put neighbors on notice Thursday that it was about to conduct vast naval exercises in the Arabian Sea, including war games near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for international oil traffic. The exercises, to start Saturday and last 10 days, are Iran’s first since May 2010 and were described by the […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Gulf to the Arabian Sea, April 19. Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy have joined other U.S. forces conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The ill fated Pawan Hans Helicopter (of Dauphin make) AS 365 N3 was located on the sea bed after it crashed and sank about 80 miles west of Mumbai on November 4, near the offshore oilfield Bombay High in the Arabian Sea. In a joint operation coordinated by the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC […]

  • 21 March 2017

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Laboon made its second drug bust in five days, seizing 500 kg of hashish in the Arabian Sea on March 17. In the previous interception from March 13, Laboon intercepted a small stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, seizing 270 kg of heroin. Another ship from CTF 150, […]

  • 14 March 2011

      The Indian navy captured 61 pirates who jumped into the Arabian Sea to flee a gunfight and fire on the hijacked ship from which they had sta… By Ashok Sharma( [mappress] Source:,March 14, 2011;

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy intercepted on March 28 a dhow carrying a large amount of weapons which the United States estimate to have originated in Iran and was likely bound for Iran. The Coastal Patrol ship USS Sirocco, operating as part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a […]

  • 1 October 2015

    The US Navy said a member nation of a US-backed coalition ship found illicit arms on board a vessel believed to be of Iranian origin. According to Voice of America, a US navy official said that the majority of weapons was thrown overboard but a part was saved for analysis by the crew of USS Forrest Sherman. […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Canadian Ship HMCS Toronto made an important drug seizure on Saturday, October 5 during her patrol in the Arabian Sea region, while deployed on Operation Artemis. This drug seizure marks HMCS Toronto’s seventh narcotics shipment disruption as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean. “Canada remains steadfast in its involvement in the fight […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy plans to go green by investing in a wave energy plant in the Arabian Sea. The project is being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and New Delhi-based wave energy developer, Seafaradays Energy. Earlier, Seafaradays and Sweden-based wave energy developer, Seabased, signed an MoU to develop […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) anti-piracy task unit headed by Rear Admiral Vladimir Vdovenko on Nov 2 left homebase Vladivostok and set… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 5 2012

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The NATO counter-piracy flagship of Task Force 508 (CTF 508) HDMS ESBERN SNARE and the Royal Navy of Oman corvette RNOV AL-RASIKH on November 24th conducted a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea off Salalah to improve interoperability and strengthen relations between the forces. The exercise focused mainly on communication, navigational exercises and demonstration of […]

  • 14 October 2019

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose and French Cassard-class frigate FS Jean Bart made another drugs bust in the Arabian Sea operating as part of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The suspicious dhow was initially located by FS Jean Bart’s helicopter and boarded by a team from the French ship who secured the […]

  • 5 February 2014

    The Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina is en route to the Arabian Sea to replace HMCS Toronto and resume the Canadian duties within Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) in mid-February.   This is the second deployment on Operation ARTEMIS for HMCS Regina. HMCS Toronto, which departed Halifax on January 14, 2013, has completed her […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In late August, the US Navy staged an anti-submarine warfare drill in the Arabian Sea which was joined by British, French and Australian Navy assets. Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth joined USS Nitze and USS Mason which also had MH-60R flights embarked. Also involved were the Los Angeles class nuclear powered Submarine, USS Dallas, […]

  • 8 January 2015

    Indian Coast Guard vessels and aircraft intercepted a suspect fishing boat in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary. The operation occurred on the night of December 31 approximately 365 km from Porbander. Based on the information received about a fishing boat from KetiBunder near Karachi that was planning an illicit transaction in the Arabian Sea, the Coast Guard Dornier aircraft […]

  • 11 January 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto will deploy early this year until the fall of 2013 with a crew rotation during the deployment contributing to the multinational coalition fleet conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea region. HMCS Toronto has been undergoing extensive training in preparation for this deployment as part of Combined Task […]

  • 16 April 2019

    An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter landed into the Arabian Sea last week, with all three crew escaping the accident unharmed, the Indian Navy has informed.  The helicopter was operating from aboard an undisclosed navy warship at the time of the accident. The navy said the helicopter experienced a technical failure prior to the ditching. As […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Having completed the visit to Indian port of Mumbai, Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit held the INDRA-2012 exercise in the… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 5, 2012; Image: Vladivostok

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    This week, warship TCG Buyukada (F-512), employed in the NATO counter piracy operation Ocean Shield, conducted several exercises with international naval forces from Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and Oman. Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier, Deputy Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command, said: Exercising with international forces while patrolling the joint area of operations enhances […]