Category archives for: Middle East

USS Bataan Docks in Bahrain

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pulled into port in Bahrain July 15, 2014, for a mid-deployment maintenance period and much-needed down time for the crew after an extended 135 days at sea.   Bahrain, a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf (also known as Arabian […]

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? An […]

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, will, together with Ares Shipyard (Ares), design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites for the Qatar Coastguard.   This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 […]

HMAS Darwin Wraps Up Middle East Deployment

HMAS Darwin Wraps Up Middle East Deployment

HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney.   Deployed under tasking to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, the Guided Missile Frigate with a Ship’s Company of 232 personnel seized narcotics with a street value […]

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed. Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and […]

Top News of the Week of July 07 – 13, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 07 – 13, 2014

Russian Warships Train with Simulated Enemy Targets As the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday, the Russian Black Sea Fleet warships engaged in an exercise where they practiced hitting simulated enemy targets at sea. USS Philippine Sea Executive Officer Promoted The executive officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) was promoted to the […]

MV Cape Ray Starts Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals

MV Cape Ray Starts Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals

Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday.   U.S. military and civilian specialists aboard the ship are neutralizing the chemical materials in international waters, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The ship left Gioia Tauro, Italy, with 600 tons of chemicals. “The Cape Ray is […]

Top News of the Week of June 30 – July 6, 2014

Top News of the Week of June 30 – July 6, 2014

U.S. Navy Ships Join Seafair Celebrations Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) will be in Seattle for Seafair as part of the annual festival’s Fleet Week, marking the return of the U.S. Navy to Seafair after […]

Image of the Day: USS Nitze Transits the Suez Canal

Quartermaster Seaman Dalton Whitworth, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), stands watch on the bridge wing as the ship transits the Suez Canal.   Nitze is conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Africa. USS Nitze (DDG-94) is an Arleigh Burke-class […]

TORM Sofia Stops Pirate Approach

On June 28, TORM Sofia prevented a suspicious approach to the vessel by a group of pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea.   There were no injuries to crew, vessel, environment or cargo. The Filipino Master, his crew and the employed armed guards are safe and suffered no injuries. The LR1 product […]

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