Three drug seizures in four days for Floreal in Indian Ocean

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – In early May, the Floréal operates in the Arabian Sea, under the operational control of ALINDIEN, as part of a mission to fight illicit trafficking, in direct support of the Combined Task Force 150. The mission of Floreal is to intercept boats that could carry drugs, mission accomplished brilliantly since four days from 1 st to 4 May 2019, the Floreal has made four interceptions dhow acting suspiciously, three of which have resulted in a drug seizure. While the helicopter onboard the frigate, a…

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CTF152 Trains to Board Dhows

February 4, 2019 – Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, responsible for maritime security in the Gulf, arranged for local Coast Guards and Border Police Forces from four countries to practice their dhow boarding techniques with the US Coast Guard (USCG). The collaborative work, where everyone involved shared best practice, involved practical scenarios to simulate real boarding events. The personnel from the Kuwait Coast Guard, Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Border Force, Bahrain Coast Guard and UAE Coast Guard worked with the USCG in their purpose-built training facility in Bahrain. Here, the…

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