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  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Cardigan Bay has returned from her Arabian Gulf deployment which kept the ship away from home for four years and two months. The ship supported mine warfare operations in the Middle East – not just by the Royal Navy’s four minehunters in the region, but by US counterparts based in Bahrain […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of Combined Task Force 152 met with the UK Second Mine Warfare Battle Staff (2MWBS) onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay while the ship was in Manama, Bahrain. 2MWBS is comprised of a team of 17 specialists drawn from multiple warfare and engineering disciplines from regular and reserve arenas. They are embarked on RFA […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay on May 18 joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group (SNMG 2) sailing in Southern European waters. The Bay-class landing ship deck auxiliary is 176.6 m long and a displaces about 16,000 t. It has the capability to operate several types of helicopters and is equipped with small rafts for shallow water […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    An explosion rips through the hull of the merchant vessel, critically wounding six members of the crew. Two are in danger of losing limbs, another can’t breathe, and a fourth has deep burns across his chest. The casualties are flown to the nearby RFA Cardigan Bay, where the specialist military medics, doctors and nurses of […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures (EXMCM) Company 1 teamed up with British Second Mine Warfare Battle Staff (2MWBS) onboard RFA Cardigan Bay in the Arabian Gulf to complete the mine countermeasures squadron exercise (Squadex), January 23-25. Squadex is a mine countermeasures exercise designed to assess the abilities of the U.S. Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units. […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Cardigan Bay, and the minehunter, HMS Shoreham, have rendezvoused to test their capability to safely raft – or tie up alongside – in order for the smaller ship to replenish and therefore stay at sea for a prolonged period of time.   Shoreham is deployed as part of the […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth has successfully completed a multi-million pound refit of the RFA Cardigan Bay – the third ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the world-renowned dockyard. The team at the docks is now preparing for the arrival of the RFA Lyme Bay, which is due to arrive this summer and will […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure experts form the UK and US navies embarked the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay to complete the Mine Identification and Exploitation Exercise 2017 . The exercise allowed for US and UK forces to share knowledge of mine countermeasures (MCM) capabilities in searching, identifying and neutralizing mines that could threaten the freedom of […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Quorn has been flying the flag for the Royal Navy at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX).   The Portsmouth based minehunter, currently deployed in Bahrain, was representing the Royal Navy along with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Cardigan Bay as part of a contingent of 18 ships from different nations. […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    RFA Lyme Bay, the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, has arrived in the port for work to begin. She returned to Falmouth after three years in the Gulf supporting coalition operations. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay hosted personnel from the US and Royal Navy for exercise Azraq Serpent 18 (AS18). The five-day exercise started January 14 and was aimed at developing interoperability between the two partners across the medical domain in the US 5th fleet area of operations. The exercise was intended to demonstrate US […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Minehunter HMS Atherstone celebrated 2013’s arrival with bangs and fireworks aplenty in the Gulf. Her dive team blew up unwanted old plastic explosives, while her gunners took part in a fiery night-time shoot to keep the skills of all aboard fully honed on New Year’s Day. THIS is how you bring in 2013. With a […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunters and their US counterparts have surveyed the sea bed for mines more than 200 nautical miles away from their Bahraini base using a range of autonomous and unmanned systems. The Task Group was made up of HMS Shoreham and Bangor, the USS Devestator and Gladiator as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities

    The crew of a Royal Navy helicopter rescued the last survivor of a tanker which sank in the Indian Ocean on June 26. The Wildcat helicopter from the Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth rescued the 13th survivor from tanker Rama 2 which sank 140 miles off the island of Socotra in the Gulf of Yemen. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ship from the UK and US concluded their regularly scheduled mine warfare drill in the central Persian Gulf on September 21. Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 17-3 is a quarterly bilateral exercise aimed at ensuring undisturbed operations of naval and support vessels, as well as commercial shipping movements, throughout the maritime domain. The exercise consisted […]

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

    A mine-hunting exercise in the Gulf turned up the real thing when Royal Navy ship HMS Chiddingfold found a live depth charge. The ship’s clearance divers were dispatched to dispose of the explosive during the incident in the Persian Gulf. The real-life scenario came as Royal Navy minehunters, based in Bahrain, were put through their […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities

    Britain has announced that it would send an offshore patrol vessel to the Aegean Sea where NATO vessels are already engaged in gathering intelligence and patrol the waters between Greece and Turkey with the aim of preventing migration and smuggling.  During the NATO summit in Warsaw Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the HMS Mersey would be deployed […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of the US, the UK and France have kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Persian Gulf. “Mine laying poses a risk to naval ships as well as merchant shipping vessels,” the US 5th Fleet said in an announcement. “As mines threaten maritime traffic indiscriminately, the U.S., France […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The IMX 19 (International Maritime Exercise) that took place in the Middle East recently gathered 30 ships and over 50 nations for two weeks of mine countermeasures evolutions. Spread across a vast area from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and Gulf, the exercise will see participants sharing knowledge, equipment and experience to defeat […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and personnel from the navies of Oman, UK, France and US concluded the international exercise Khunjar Haad in the Gulf of Oman on February 8. Overall 11 vessels, including US Coast Guard ships, took part in the exercise. Khunjar Haad featured a variety of evolutions consisting of air-defense, surface, helicopter, officer-of-the-watch, expeditionary warfare, screen and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of HMS Penzance have tested navies safeguarding the Persian Gulf in an all-action exercise to attack one of Iraq’s crucial oil platforms. The minehunter joined American and Iraqi warships, and an Apache gunship, trying to wreak havoc at the northern tip of the Gulf by launching a mock attack on shipping around the […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure assets from the US and Royal Navy teamed up recently to test their skills during a major exercise in the Persian Gulf. The Royal Navy’s entire presence in the Middle East was engaged in Mine Countermeasures Exercise 18-2, designed to see how the navies of Britain and the USA can combat the 21st-Century mine […]

  • 25 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Around 1.700 of Royal Navy personnel are away from home and on duty over Christmas, said the Royal Navy today, December 25. From the Gulf and the fight against Daesh to the frozen Antarctic, 18 warships, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fleet Air Arm squadrons, submarines and Royal Marines units are deployed or on duty as […]

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

    Nearly 1,500 Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines, specialist divers are engaged in the world’s largest naval exercise dealing with the threat of mines. The core of the Royal Navy’s presence in the Middle East has joined more than 5,000 military personnel from more than 40 nations spread across six continents for the latest International Mine […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Numerous vessels are taking part in Cougar 11, this summer’s deployment of the Royal Navy’s new Response Force Task Group (RFTG). Consisting of ships, aircraft and personnel held at very high readiness, the RFTG is at the heart of the UK’s ability to react at short notice to unforeseen global events. Ships currently deployed […]