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  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, considered the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Through the course of this […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships taking part in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) have sailed out of Manama, Bahrain to begin the underway portion of the exercise on April 10. U.S. and Royal Navy ships sailed into the Arabian Gulf and Straits of Hormuz to practice working together to address threats such as piracy, terrorism, and mines. IMCMEX will […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) departed Bahrain in support of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX13), May 14. Cmdr. Neil Koprowski, commanding officer, San Antonio, welcomed aboard officers from seven nations including the United Kingdom, Australia and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners. “It’s a pleasure to welcome on board […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), will showcase its much anticipated capabilities in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12), Sept. 16-27. Designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD) more than 41 years ago, Ponce was converted and reclassified […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12) while operating in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 16-27. More than 30 international partners from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America are involved in IMCMEX 12, making it the largest exercise of its […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warships will join vessels from two dozen other nations in one of the biggest minehunting exercises ever staged in the Middle East next week. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today committed Britain’ Gulf-based minehunters to the 11-day ‘work-out’ which will be spread across some 2,000 miles of ocean. Led by the Americans’ Naval Forces […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Navies from six continents and more than 30 nations kick off the most widely attended international exercise ever held in the region, Sept. 16. International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 12 is the first of what is intended to be a recurring partnership event. “This exercise is about mines and the international effort to clear them,” […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Representatives from more than 40 nations have arrived in Bahrain to take part in the largest exercise ever staged to deal with the threat of mines in the Gulf region. Six ships and more than 600 sailors from the Royal Navy are taking part in the fortnight-long test of the response of the world’s nations […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Canadian divers from Fleet Dive Unit, Atlantic, embarked mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), for phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12), Sept. 20-26. “Every day of IMCMEX has been different, forcing us to be flexible,” said Canadian Lt.(N) Joel Cornier, mine warfare officer for Fleet Dive Unit, Atlantic. “However, […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) is scheduled to return to homeport after participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) April 4-26. IMCMEX featured international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations and spanning six continents. Participants trained together across the Middle East, focused on maritime security from the port […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Leaders of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) brought the exercise to a close and highlighted the need to continue training with scenarios that are likely to occur in real life in order to keep waterways safe. The exercise “raised the bar in terms of reality,” said Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Representatives from 41 nations have assembled in Bahrain to prepare for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13, May 6-30, in the Gulf Region. International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13, is the largest exercise of its kind in the region and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade; […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Training & Education

    A dummy mine sits on the water surface, as the Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving team prepares for an international response to the humanitarian crisis in the ‘Barclay Islands’ within MCMEX 2014.   The exercise, which began on February 16, 2014, will test participating nations’ ability to come together and respond to a humanitarian emergency […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) was off-loaded from heavy lift ship MV Super Servant 3 at Naval Base San Diego, May 5, after completing an eleven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). “Pioneer performed superbly throughout the deployment, completing every assigned mission as tasked, and attained the […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Activities taking place under the New Zealand led Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise (MCMEX 14) are gaining momentum as the tenth day dawns on 14 participating teams. The day started with an impressive display of Pouncer operations, with divers taking to the water from a Royal New Zealand Armed Forces (RNZAF) Iroquois helicopter.   […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and other seafarers who sail in the Gulf of Aden. As a result, EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria was recently tasked to meet local fishermen, who, until two years ago, lived with the constant fear […]

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

    A small team of Australian mine warfare specialists recently deployed under Operation MANITOU as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX 14). The focus of the exercise involved countering sea mines and developing international partnerships. Commander Max Muller, the Commander Australian Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group, led Australia’s commitment during the exercise. […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Representatives from more than 30 nations will gather May 6-30 in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13. The largest exercise of its kind in the region, IMCMEX 13 will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade; mine countermeasures, maritime security […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Over the past two weeks, 26 Dutch Navy personnel were among 6,500 personnel from 35 countries practicing the combating of so-called asymmetrical threats on shore and at sea, focusing on mine countermeasures. This was all part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), based in Bahrain. The main objective of this exercise, the largest in […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Forty-two nations, engaged with their units in a training area stretching between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, launched IMCMEX 14 (International Mine Counter Measure Exercise), the largest exercise of its kind. The third edition of the International MCM Exercise hosted by the U.S. Naval Force Central Command (NAVCENT), aims at training a multinational […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Japanese mine clearance divers, unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operators and mine warfare specialists have joined a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship to practise training serials with the UK. As part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX13) set in the Middle East, personnel from over 40 countries have descended on the Gulf region to from […]

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

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 worked alongside French and Danish EOD divers as well as Bahraini forces in Manama, Bahrain this week as part of this year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise, with more than a quarter of the world’s navies participating, […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit 3, assigned to Task Group 523.3, and divers from the Royal Naval Force of Jordan, conduct a search dive while participating in International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). IMCMEX includes navies from 44 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Austin has spent the last few weeks in company with HMS Bulwark as part of the Cougar 14 Task Group, sailing from the United Kingdom into the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal and Red Sea and up into the Gulf. The Ship’s Company has been busy throughout, keeping the fleet’s […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Civilian crews on merchant vessels and cruise ships worked with navies from more than 30 nations to ensure the waterways of the Middle East remain open and secure for commercial shipping. More than 30 commercial ships, together with partner nation navies, participated in the International Mine Countermeasure Exercise (IMCMEX), which focuses on maritime security from […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played an important part in a major international exercise organised to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbour protection operations. The International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) runs off the coast of Bahrain every 18 months to test the abilities of […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s mine counter measures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3) successfully piloted an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) mounted with live explosives to destroy a training mine during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). Run every couple of years, IMCMEX is often dubbed as one of the world’s largest naval exercises aimed at testing mine-hunting capabilities. […]

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

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard the royal navy amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark (L15), as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), Nov. 10. IMCMEX, organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet, is the […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) toss the killer tomato into the water in preparation for a live-fire weapons exercise. Mitscher is participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world’s navies participating including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval […]