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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Iran’s Deputy Navy Commander Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi stressed that Iran will not neglect its territorial rights at the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway and has no intention to obstruct maritime shipping in the area. He added that Iran has a particular interest and concern in the area and that reciprocal measures will be taken […]

  • 8 May 2015

    While the Strait of Hormuz appears calm in the aftermath of two reported Iranian acts of aggression toward commercial ships, U.S. military resources can respond quickly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said in a press briefing with Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday. U.S. Navy ships began accompanying U.S.- […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

      Amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf for the first time June 10,during her maiden deployment. The ship, built with seven and a half tons of World Trade Center steel as part of its hull was accompanied by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, […]

  • 7 May 2015

    With no further incidents following actions by Iran that led to Navy ships accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz since May 1, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command ceased the mission, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. The Navy ships accompanied the U.S. and British ships following two incidents less […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Dozens of countries are kicking off a large-scale naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz on Iran’s doorstep. The place was obviously selected… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 18, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 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 […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf for the ship’s first time, March 1. The Strait of Hormuz is a vital waterway in the region. At its widest, the strait spans 21 miles, and offers the only sea passage into the […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious has been escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by frigate HMS Montrose as she continues on her Gulf deployment. The helicopter and commando carrier is due to begin exercises in the Gulf of Oman as part of Cougar 13 – the annual workout of the Royal Navy’s rapid reaction force known as the […]

  • 7 March 2017

    U.S. Navy surveillance ship USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) was forced to change direction in order to avoid a collision with an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on March 4. The surveillance ship was harassed by several Iranian boats as it was transiting the Strait of Hormuz together with three ships from the Royal Navy, Reuters reported, citing a […]

  • 9 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mahan fired three warning shots at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels after they came within 800 meters of the ship on January 8. The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz and involved the U.S. Navy destroyer and four Iranian vessels, Reuters reported citing U.S. defense officials. The report […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Iran launched a large-scale 10-day naval exercise on Saturday in an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian…   (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, December 26, 2011

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boats came within 300 yards of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Nitze on August 23 in the latest run-in between U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boats carried out a high-speed intercept of the U.S. destroyer which was described as “unsafe and unprofessional” by one of the sailors aboard USS […]

  • 30 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US aircraft carrier entered a zone near the Strait of Hormuz that is now being used by the Iranian navy for military drills, an Iranian… (chinadaily) [mappress] Source: chinadaily, December 30, 2011, Image: navy

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The US will dispatch another carrier strike group led by USS Enterprise to the Persian Gulf in March 2012, reported US Navy on Jan 25. The carrier group based in Norfolk, VA will also include a guided missile cruiser and three guided missile destroyers, reports Interfax. USS Abraham Lincoln had already entered the Persian Gulf […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Argyll joined an American carrier battle group passing through the Strait of Hormuz to assert the right of freedom of the seas. She sailed with a French warship and four US vessels, led by the 100,000-ton carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as a demonstration of Britain’s ‘enduring contribution to Gulf security’. The Devonport-based warship, half […]

  • 20 June 2019

    An MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, the US Navy’s newest aerial drone, was reportedly shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20. The surveillance system, which started entering service only a year ago, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, media outlets reported anonymous US defense officials as saying. Earlier […]

  • 14 May 2019

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Mendez Nunes broke off from the US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its carrier strike group (CSG) as it headed for the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tension between the US and Iran. The Spanish frigate’s withdrawal from the carrier strike group was first reported by Spanish news outlet El […]

  • 22 August 2019

    The Australian government has decided to join the US-led mission to protect merchant shipping in the Strait of Hormuz in the wake of recent attacks on tankers and increased tensions with Iran. As outlined, Australia will deploy a P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to the Middle East for one month before the end of 2019 […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iran is in full command of the Strait of Hormuz, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday citing Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s Navy Commander. While speaking on the upcoming maritime drills, the U.S. plans to hold in partnership with 20 other nations in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf in September, Sayyari discarded them […]

  • 13 February 2012

      Iranian and Omani navies signed a cooperation agreement calling to provide “peace and stability” in the region, says communique of the two naval commanders. Primarily, the question is control over the Strait of Hormuz which is a traffic route for 85% of oil produced by the Persian Gulf countries, writes Izvestiya. “Northern part of […]