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  • 28 August 2014

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things to know about Vella Gulf’s time in the Black Sea:   1. This was Vella Gulf’s third time in the Black Sea. She first entered […]

  • 26 July 2017

    In one of Iran’s more daring challenges to U.S. Navy vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian naval vessel came within 150 yards of a U.S. Navy ship forcing it to fire warning shots. According to the U.S. Central Command, coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt was operating in international waters of the Persian Gulf on […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) wrapped up eight months of operations in the US 5th Fleet area of operation returning to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk on December 15.  The cruiser got underway on April 23, as an independent deployer, to support maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. With […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) made a stop in Haakonsvern, Norway, en route to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The cruiser arrived in Norway on April 20 after departing its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia, March 27. “Port visits such as this are uncommon; however, to be part of a crew […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Three Spanish warships currently deployed off the coast of Somalia rendezvoused in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday, October 3. The Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Victoria performed a simultaneous refuel with American supply ship, USNS Carl Brashaer. ESPS Galicia ensured that her fuel tanks were fully topped up in preparation for her […]

  • 6 August 2019

    The UK has confirmed its navy ships would join US assets on a new international maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf. The mission will see the Royal Navy working alongside the US Navy to assure the security of merchant vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. The push to organize an international mission in the […]

  • 16 June 2017

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Vigía arrived at naval base Puntales, Cadiz, on June 16, returning from a three-and-a-half month mission to the Gulf of Guinea. Vigía set sail from Cadiz on February 28 to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton departed her home in Portsmouth for a three-year deployment to the Persian Gulf where she will protect vital sea lanes and provide wider maritime security to the region. The crew sailed off for the Gulf yesterday, November 9. Although Middleton will be based in Bahrain for three years, the 45 ships company […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy coastal patrol ships USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) and USS Sirocco (PC 6) completed a week of maritime security operations in the Gulf of Oman on December 19. Maritime security operations in US 5th Fleet entail routine patrols to determine pattern of life in the maritime domain, enhance mariner-to-mariner relations and disrupt the transport […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-led International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19) that will involve participants from over 50 nations kicked off in the Persian Gulf on October 21. The exercise will span from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-al-Mandeb, through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Northern Arabian Gulf. It will consist of four phases: […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Ukrainian Navy’s Frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi started the second patrolling through the Gulf of Aden within the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta on January 19th, 2014.   The frigate recently finished the first patrolling of the area, which took place from January 5 to 15, after which it headed to the port of Djibouti for […]

  • 22 November 2016

    The U.S. Navy has shared a report of its guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) helping three Iranian mariners in distress in the Persian Gulf on November 18. According to the U.S. Navy, Nitze received notification from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) of a small fishing vessel in distress. Once Nitze’s crew […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) left the port of Salalah (Oman) for the Gulf of Aden on Friday.   The Neustrashimy class frigate departed the main naval base of Baltiysk on 9 August to conduct anti-piracy missions. During this deployment the vessel sailed more than 6,500 nautical miles, and paid visits […]

  • 19 August 2011

      Piracy attacks are escalating in the Gulf of Guinea, endangering the future of one of the world’s emerging shipping hubs and highlighting… (voanews) [mappress] Source: voanews, August 19, 2011;

  • 12 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in the Gulf of Aden, April 8, to join with Combined Maritime Forces, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force based in Bahrain, conducts counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. “This is […]

  • 14 May 2018

    As part of the mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have conducted a large-scale Focused Operation in conjunction with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). The operation, known as Three Arrows, started on May 1, 2018, with warships from Japan, Spain and Italy working together along […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely […]

  • 30 November 2017

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Agadir, Morocco, on November 28, for a scheduled port visit, the U.S. Navy said. As explained, the visit serves to enhance U.S.-Morocco relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting maritime operations […]

  • 17 May 2011

      Royal Navy minehunter HMS Quorn left her Portsmouth home on Sunday for the Middle East where she will spend three years on security patrols. The vessel will be taking over duties from sister ship HMS Chiddingfold which is currently stationed in the Gulf as part of the UK’s commitment to maintain a mine countermeasures […]

  • 21 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport on Sept. 20 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.   Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Va., deployed March 14, 2014, to conduct naval operations with allies and regional partners in support of […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Personnel on board Portsmouth-based HMS Atherstone have put aside their minehunting skills to instead imitate pirates as part of an exercise with HMS Monmouth in the Gulf. The joint operations come as the Devonport-based frigate builds up to operational patrols policing international trade routes in the Middle East. HMS Atherstone, based in the Gulf as […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 transports cargo from during a replenishment-at-sea. Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) engaged in RAS on March 25, while conducting operations in the Persian Gulf.   In the […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152), the Arabian Gulf security and cooperation branch of the Combined Maritime Forces, recently conducted Search and Rescue (SAR), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and First Aid training in the Gulf. The training consisted of both in port and at sea training. It was designed to enhance interoperability between Gulf […]

  • 14 August 2015

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf Aug. 6. The Strait of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and freedom of navigation is critical for all vessel movement in and out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of […]

  • 24 May 2011

    Minehunter HMS Grimsby recently met up with HMS Iron Duke in the Gulf. HMS Grimsby is about to end her two-year-plus tour of duty in the Middle East and return to the cooler surroundings of Faslane, while HMS Iron Duke is making her first appearance in the Gulf and, in this instance, shaking off the cobwebs […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Defender started patrolling the Middle East after assuming her sister ship HMS Duncan’s role. The Type 45 destroyer officially assumed the role of Kipion operational destroyer and will spend nine months working with allies in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf. HMS Defender deployed with a Lynx Mark 8 helicopter and a team from […]

  • 29 August 2011

      The Russian large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev of the Pacific Fleet is on its way to the Gulf of Aden, where it is due to join an… (ruvr) [mappress] Source: ruvr, August 29, 2011;

  • 11 June 2014

    HMS Chiddingfold sailed from Portsmouth 9 June for the Gulf where she will spend three years protecting vital sea lanes.   Although the 42 crew on board the minehunter will rotate every six months, the ship will be based in Bahrain until 2017. Chiddingfold will work with three other UK minehunters conducting maritime security patrols […]

  • 26 April 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) escorted by USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Sea to the Arabian Gulf April 24, to rejoin other U.S. and coalition forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy had operated in the Arabian Sea since April 19 […]