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  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted training while underway Jan. 18. Porter is underway in the Atlantic Ocean to better prepare for real-world threats it may encounter on deployment. Maritime interception operations require VBSS teams to intercept and determine […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Sailors participated in visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team training as part of Exercise Joint Warrior off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 2. As part of the training, a small vessel approached the area where Gettysburg was patrolling and acted as a suspected pirate vessel. Gettysburg queried the vessel according […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) successfully conducted their first Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission, May 19. After determining that the unidentified radar contact was a dhow, the VBSS team was called to perform an approach and assist mission. The purpose of the visit is establish friendly relationships with local […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), boarded two vessels, one compliant and one non-compliant, during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Dec. 14. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), including Amphibious Squadron 8, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking part in America Amphibious Ready Group’s composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), US Navy sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) completed a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise on May 3. The training scenario gauges the VBSS team’s ability to board a foreign vessel and ensures that the team […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. VBSS emerged after the initial Gulf War as a measure to support continued maritime interdiction operations imposed by United Nations resolutions. Today’s VBSS training covers areas […]

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

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) certification, Sept. 3.   The bi-annual certification, conducted by Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific, evaluated the VBSS team’s ability to properly perform a search for contraband and illegal activity aboard suspect ships in scenarios showcasing both compliant […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) successfully completed the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) portion of its maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training requirement, Aug. 13. The Philippine Sea worked in conjunction with the training support boat Mobile Sea Range (MSR) Hunter on two separate occasions simulating a VBSS operation with a merchant […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in partnership with Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training evolution aboard USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) Aug. 13.  “VBSS operations are another way in which we keep sea lanes open and safe for the […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) participated in an anti-piracy operation exercise off the coast of Southern California Aug. 6. After Stockdale Sailors successfully defended another vessel from a simulated pirate attack, their deck department lowered a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the ocean. […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) participated in a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise, Jan. 18. The scenario tested the ability of the VBSS team to conduct a boarding after pirates attacked a vessel. “They hit us hard,” said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jehovani Berrocales, the assistant […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) participated in a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise with sailors from the Chilean Navy Frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane (FF 05) and the Indian Navy Shivalik-class stealth frigate INS Satpura (F48), July 14. The exercise was part of Rim of the Pacific […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Momsen (DDG 92) conducted helicopter visit board search and seizure (HVBSS) training Jan. 17 to prepare for operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The guided-missile destroyer’s 12-man VBSS team was joined by the members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, who are currently embarked aboard USS Abraham […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard hosted naval forces from  the Arab Republic of Egypt and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March 12-23. Per the USCG Maritime Engagement Team (MET) syllabus, the engagement “is designed to share a variety of practical scenarios concentrating on […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iraqi and Pakistani naval officers joined the U.S. Coast Guard for a multilateral visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 26-Mar. 9. The exercise, held at the ship-in-the-box (SIB) facility, is the first time in three years that the Iraqi and Pakistani navies have come together for the VBSS exercise. The […]

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

    As part of the ongoing SEACAT 2015 exercise, the Philippine Navy and US Navy engaged in a scenario-based visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drill. Philippine Navy’s ship BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS32) approached the US Navy’s ship USNS Millinocket for the VBSS, where USNS Millinocket acted as the mock target vessel suspected of transporting weapons and narcotics. […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just concluded her participation in the international exercise ‘Saharan Express’ intended to develop and strengthen the capabilities of African nations in the control of their own territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.   The African Partnership Station (APS) is an initiative designed to enhance the stability and […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard maritime engagement team (MET) and the Royal Navy from HMS Portland (FS 79) recently carried out a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise at a training site in Bahrain. The exercise was held between July 26- 27 aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain which included a Ship-in-the-Box (SIB) and a dhow facility. “The […]

  • 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 […]

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

    During the sea phase of this year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) four U.S. Coast Guard cutters took to the sea, as well as personnel from the Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT), to participate in various operations focused on Mine Countermeasures (MCM) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Arabian Gulf. 110 foot Patrol Boats Aquidneck, […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was the stage for a compliant boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), July 27, as part of exercise Malabar 2014.   “Every boarding event comes with risk,” said John S. McCain’s […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Training & Education

      A U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) participated in training exercises with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), May 30. The Coast Guard unit, embarked aboard Mason since May, regularly takes part in the ship’s VBSS training, including hand-to-hand combat, tactical maneuvering, physical […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team staged a compliant boarding exercise with a team from the Singaporean Police Coast Guard July 17 as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed […]

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

    In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014 , HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.   Throughout the time ‘in company’ together, the ships conducted Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres (OOWMANS), Replenishment at Sea Approaches (RASAPS), visual signalling exercises, publication exercises (SYNTEX), Screenplay […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Cantabria, a part of NATO’s counter-terrorist operation Active Endeavor, has conducted a VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure) operation against a merchant vessel, allegedly involved in illegal arms trafficking and terrorist-related activities. During the operation the ship was ordered to action stations to attain the highest level of […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and an embarked detachment rendered aid to a distressed fishing vessel in the Red Sea, Sept. 8. Farragut Sailors and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 noticed the disabled boat. Farragut’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team approached the […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced the successful implementation of changes to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Boarding Officer course, March 20. William Goodnoh, who serves as the course curriculum model manager for VBSS and advanced tactics, said: The changes to the course were nearly across the board from mission planning to […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) received improved equipment for identification of potential hostiles taken into custody during maritime operations, May 21. The U.S. Navy wanted to develop a program that would ultimately meet the needs of Sailors during VBSS missions. John Boyd, Director, Defense Biometrics and Forensics, […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in Singapore for a port visit May 16. While in Singapore, McCampbell will be participating in the International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2011, a maritime defense trade show with more than a dozen navies in attendance. “IMDEX Asia is more than just a trade […]