Coast Guard accepts 41st fast response cutter

October 22, 2020 – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 41st fast response cutter (FRC), Charles Moulthrope, in Key West, Florida, today. It will be the first of six planned FRCs stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Stationing FRCs in Bahrain supports Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA), the Coast Guard’s largest unit outside of the U.S., and its mission to train,…

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USS Devastator Completes Refit

October 20, 2020 – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain has returned USS Devastator (MCM 6) back to operations after successfully completing a scheduled Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The USS Devastator, one of four Mine Countermeasure Ships homeported in Bahrain, is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. These ships…

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Royal Navy Minehunters Returning from Three Years in Persian Gulf

September 4, 2020 – Two Royal Navy minehunters are returning home to the UK after completing three years of operations in the Gulf. HMS Blyth and HMS Ledbury are almost at the end of their 6,000-mile journey home after more than 1,000 days away from Britain’s shores. The trusty pair parted ways as they approached the UK, with Sandown-class Blyth…

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