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  • 13 June 2019

    Two oil tankers have been damaged in the Strait of Hormuz, according to the US 5th Fleet, with one reportedly being targeted by a torpedo. Front Altair, a 110,000 dwt tanker operated by Norwegian shipping company Frontline, is the one hit by a torpedo, shipping news site Tradewinds reported citing industry sources. Kokuka Courageous, another […]

  • 6 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK’s Royal Navy would resume accompaniments of UK-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the country’s defense ministry said.  The announcement comes amid the rising tensions in the region following the killing of Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian military commander, by the United States in Iraq on January 3. Ben Wallace, the UK Secretary […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) transited the Surigao Strait, a narrow passageway between the Mindanao and Leyte islands of the Philippines, April 10. Sailors took a brief pause during routine operations to pay tribute to the historical significance of the passage and to the Sailors who gave their lives in the defense […]

  • 15 June 2017

    A U.S. Marines helicopter fired flares at an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz after it shined a laser at the helicopter. The incident, which was deemed an unsafe encounter by U.S. officials, took place on Tuesday. In addition to the Marine CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, Iranians pointed the laser at two […]

  • 24 December 2018

    The US state department announced on Friday it would support the development of Ukraine’s naval capabilities with $10 million in foreign military financing (FMF). FMF enables eligible nations to purchase US-produced military equipment, services, and training. The department said the investment was in response to Russia’s “dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack” on three […]

  • 24 May 2011

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) safely transited through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter into the 6th Fleet area of responsibility, May 21. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by only seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transited safely through the Strait of Gibraltar to enter the Mediterranean Sea July 31. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by seven miles at its most narrow point, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Two Russian Navy warships passed the Bosphorus Strait yesterday, the South African Press Association (Sapa-AFP)reported.   According to Turkish Anatolia Agency, the two ships are the 150 Saratov and the landing ship 156 Yamal. The ships are on their way to the Black Sea, Turkish media wrote. The Ukrainian navy ship, Hetman Sahaydachny was also […]

  • 25 January 2019

    The US Navy has sent a destroyer and a replenishment oiler through the Taiwan Strait on January 24, in the third such move in four months. US Navy ships previously made the transits in October and November 2018. The ships involved in the Thursday’s operation were destroyer USS McCampbell and replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. […]

  • 17 June 2015

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) navigated through the Strait of Malacca June 14, while transiting toward the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in support of maritime security operations. The Essex ARG, which consists of USS Anchorage, USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted multiple […]

  • 6 July 2016

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Atlantic Ocean on July 2. The ship entered the 6th Fleet area of operations in December 2015 to support maritime security operations and theater security efforts in Europe and Africa. Among other operations, Harry S. Truman performed […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Monmouth led Britain’s input to a five-day exercise in the Middle East demonstrating how the region’s naval forces can safeguard merchant shipping. The Devonport-based frigate was charged with protecting two supertankers from mock terrorist attack during Exercise Lucky Mariner 13, working alongside US warships and air power. A ROYAL Marines commando slithers down a […]

  • 21 August 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collided with a merchant ship while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on August 21. According to the US Navy, ten sailors are missing and five are injured after the guided-missile destroyer collided with oil tanker Alnic MC. Four of the injured were medically evacuated by a […]

  • 9 July 2018

    The US Navy has sent two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers through the Taiwan Strait in what is the first such move since July 2017. The passage of USS Mustin and USS Benfold was first reported by Taiwanese media and later confirmed by the Taiwan defense ministry and US Navy officials. The Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) led the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 during a routine, scheduled transit through the Strait of Hormuz to the North Arabian Sea, Feb. 14. Sterett, the lead ship during the outbound transit, was followed by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and guided-missile […]

  • 13 June 2013

    For the third time in nearly five years, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has stepped down from a three-month command of the multi-national Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after coordinating operations to deter and disrupt maritime organized crime in the Gulf of Aden as part of international counter-piracy efforts. The fact that there were […]

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

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conduct maneuverers during a strait transit exercise. The drills were conducted in the Pacific Ocean on April 16. Essex is underway participating in a certification exercise with the Essex Amphibious Group. Image: US Navy

  • 16 August 2013
    Industry news

    The Australian warship HMAS Newcastle has transited through the Strait of Hormuz near the end of her second month-long maritime security patrol since arriving in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in May. The Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf, is the busiest passageway for oil tankers […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Months of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov escalated on Sunday when Russian forces first fired upon and subsequently seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels as they were trying to enter the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait. Latest reports say six Ukrainian sailors were injured in the standoff, two […]

  • 4 November 2015

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, as the ship transited the Strait of Magellan. Mabus’ visit included a tour of the ship, observing transit of the strait, a group photo, and an all-hands call. The secretary also conducted award presentations, […]

  • 6 January 2012

    U.K. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has stated that any intention by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz will be deemed as illegal and unsuccessful. He added that disruption to the flow of oil through the strait will impose a threat to regional and global economic growth and that the […]

  • 29 July 2019

    Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf where it is set to ensure the safe passage of British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s seizing of tanker Stena Impero on July 19. Last week the government confirmed that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

      The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed their transit of the Strait of Gibraltar, April 24. The Iwo Jima ARG, transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, includes Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS New York (LPD 21). […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Singapore and Malaysia concluded the week-long bilateral maritime exercise Malapura which took place in the Malacca Strait. The shore phase, which included the opening ceremony, joint planning and training, was held from 26 to 27 November 2018 at Lumut Naval Base, Malaysia. This was followed by the sea phase from 28 November […]

  • 8 January 2015

    After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment.  The vessel soon took on a southbound transit through the Strait of Messina to carry on with conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national […]

  • 5 September 2016

    The Bosphorus Strait in Turkey which connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea has been closed to traffic after a Turkish Navy ship experienced a breakdown today. According to information provided by the Wilhelmsen Ship Agency, Turkish Navy tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa broke down while transiting the Bosphorus Strait causing a closure of the shipping lane to traffic […]

  • 27 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) participated in a practice strait transit, Jan. 23. In the scenario, the Nitze, along with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), transited the fictional “Beryl Strait” off the coast of the equally fictional country “Amber.” […]

  • 6 November 2019

    US Navy destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) returned to Norfolk Naval Station on November 5, completing a seven-month deployment to the US 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers deployed April 1 as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier […]

  • 15 October 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels. William Trump, along […]