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  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities

    King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of the Kingdom of Bahrain, visited the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain on June 12. Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, NAVCENT commander, and the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain the William V. Roebuck greeted the king. During the visit, […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose arrived in Bahrain on April 3 to start a three-year mission in the Persian Gulf state. Montrose sailed into the UK’s new support facility in Bahrain after a six-month journey, which saw her cover 47,000-miles from her home in Plymouth. From Bahrain, she will conduct regular patrols dealing with drug […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 20 nations took part in the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2017 which was held from May 2 to 18, on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. In addition to personnel led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the command post exercise also included representatives from the civilian shipping industry group Oil Companies International Marine Forum. This […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities

    Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain supports ships in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in numerous ways. In order to get a glimpse of the effects that NAVSUP FLC Bahrain’s support has on ships, Brian Sterner, executive director NAVSUP FLC Bahrain, visited aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) […]

  • 4 May 2011
    Authorities

    Kuwait’s Prime Minister has made a short visit to Bahrain to meet Kuwaiti navy forces stationed in the Persian Gulf kingdom since late March. During his visit on Tuesday, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah once again stressed his support for the Al Khalifa regime in Manama, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The people of Bahrain […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities

    A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99) died Saturday, May 16, after falling from a hotel balcony while on liberty in Manama, Bahrain. The death occurred at 8:00 p.m. (GMT). Bahrain authorities and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the scene where the Sailor was pronounced dead. The Navy is cooperating […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited Bahrain where he opened the a naval support facility at the Mina Salman port. The facility is UK’s first new overseas establishment in 45 years. The new building forms part of a larger installation, due to come into service next summer, that will serve personnel stationed in Bahrain as […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Safety Department presented a “Summer Safety Stand Down” event for all hands during the week of May 18.   The event was coordinated through several organizations to provide a well-rounded safety brief, yet provide information tailored to the unique working environment onboard NSA Bahrain. “The goal for personnel attending […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s vessels will soon have its first permanent naval base in the Middle East since UK formally withdrew from Bahrain and Sharjah in 1971. In the margins of the 10th IISS Manama Dialogue, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond signed a new defence arrangement with His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister and in the presence of […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) welcomed the commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force while underway in the Persian Gulf on January 16. Commodore Mohammed Yousif Al Asam and members of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force visited the ship while the Bahrain Navy frigate RBNS Sabha (FFG 90) joined a maneuvering exercise with […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US State Department has approved $70 million worth of items and services for the upgrades of Royal Bahrain Navy frigate RBNS Sabha. The approved sale includes engineering, technical, and logistics services, documentation, and modification material for US Navy supplied systems and equipment. RBNS Sabha formerly served the US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Jack […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    This year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers. The exercise provided a wide array of maritime operations designed to promote international interoperability, protect global commerce and ensure secure sea lanes. More than 6,500 military service members from more than 40 nations, along […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Industry news

    Work has begun to create a new £6m headquarters to serve as the hub of the Royal Navy’s most important theatre – the Middle East.   Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois MP broke ground with a golden shovel at the site of the new UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Bahrain. Nowhere else outside […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Brigadier General Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa – Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force called upon HMS Triumph during her recent visit to Mina Salman, Bahrain. The Brigadier General expressed his delight at being able to visit the boat and praised the strong links between Bahrain and the United Kingdom. He commented that the […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Ex USS Robert G. Bradley was retired in 2014 and is being transferred to Bahrain.

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s all change in the Gulf with the arrival of two new ships and two new crews to sustain the Royal Navy’s long-term mine warfare force in the region. Her Majesty’s Ships Atherstone and Shoreham have arrived to replace outgoing Middleton and Pembroke, whilst the crews of HMS Quorn and Ramsey have traded places with […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Nimitz-class supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 9. Sailors experienced the local culture through tours sponsored by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) division. They took part in golfing at the area’s golf courses, visiting the local shopping areas, and attending sports tournaments at Naval Support Activity […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK and the Royal Navy started the construction of a permanent naval base at the Mina Salman Port, Bahrain, on October 31. The works on the new base will include upgrades to the existing facilities at the Port, providing the Royal Navy with a forward operating base and a place to plan, store equipment for naval operations and […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    Four Indian Naval vessels entered Manama, Bahrain today, September 9, to enhance co-operation between the countries and work on disaster management and combating terrorism and piracy. Part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, the vessels Deepak, Delhi, Tabar and Trishul will stay in port until September 12. During the visit the warships will have professional interactions to contribute to their […]

  • 3 July 2015

    ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard located in the Arabian Gulf, has signed an agreement with the Bahrain Coast Guard to design and construct a new Landing Craft for the transport of vehicles, potable water, and fuel. The craft, potentially the first of two, will be delivered in 2016. The contract, worth approximately $2.8m, […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities

    A new naval support facility in Bahrain for Royal Navy operations was officially opened in a ceremony on April 5. The facility will be the hub of the Royal Navy’s operations in the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. The base will be capable of meeting the needs of British warships operating in the region […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Bahrain Naval Service received its second upgraded Al Manama-class combatant at Royal Bahrain Navy headquarters in Mina Salman on November 15. The RBNS Al Muharraq was delivered by Italian defense contractor Leonardo under a six-vessel upgrade contract signed in 2015. The upgrades include a new weapon control system, training services and logistics. Al […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Bahrain-based minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has welcomed its new operators, Crew 3 from the Hunt-class Mine Countermeasures Squadron who flew out from their native Portsmouth to take charge of the ship into early 2017. In the latest switchover of sailors running the Royal Navy’s four-strong minehunter force in Bahrain, Crew 3 are the proud ‘owners’ of the […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Authorities

    After two years at the helm of the UK Maritime Component Command in Bahrain, Commodore Simon Ancona is handing over his responsibilities and moving into a new role. At the US Naval Headquarters in Bahrain, Cdre Ancona thanked his staff for the “superb job” they did before handing over his responsibilities as the UK Maritime […]

  • 25 March 2012
    Authorities

    Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Juan M. Garcia III, highlighted the importance of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative while visiting service members stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain, March 21. Bahrain was the third stop in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility for Garcia. Garcia began the […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    While halfway through her eight-month deployment to the Middle East HMS Northumberland arrived in Bahrain for her first port visit to the kingdom. As part of her role supporting the Combined Task Force 152 along with partner navies, the Type-23 frigate has been conducting maritime security patrols to ensure the stability and security of the […]

  • 30 October 2012

    Seven Bahraini fishermen foundering in their boats amid a hailstorm were rescued by Afloat Forward Staging Base(Interim) USS Ponce (LPD 15) 15 off the coast of Bahrain, Oct. 29. At 6:37 a.m. local time, 30 nautical miles northeast of Bahrain, the crews of two small skiffs, waiving their arms in distress, were spotted by Ponce. […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A 1000lb bomb has been located and destroyed by Royal Navy minehunter HMS Penzance in the Persian Gulf. Following a five-day exercise with her French and US counterparts designed to improve cooperation between the three nations, the British minehunter then worked with the French to find and blow up four pieces of historic ordnance scattered […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) completed a regularly scheduled port visit to Bahrain, May 28. Sailors had the chance to explore the rich culture in Bahrain, while continuing U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to foster regional partnerships with locals in the country. “Our Sailors displayed an incredible amount of professionalism ashore which can be […]