Seventh Fleet aircraft locates missing mariners in Indian Ocean

A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft located a missing fishing vessel July 10, after joining search efforts at the request of the Sri Lankan Navy. The vessel was located by an aircraft from the “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet and flew out of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia. “As we continue to explore the operational reach and agility of the P-8A Poseidon, the trust and relationships we build with our multi-national partners becomes more and more apparent in such a complex and…

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FS Nivôse Indian Ocean Heroin Bust

Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate, Nivôse, has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the latest success for the Marine Nationale in the Indian Ocean. The ship, whose home base is in the French overseas department of Réunion, is currently conducting operations in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). CMF is an enduring global maritime partnership of 32 nations aligned in common purpose to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in order to provide security and stability in the maritime environment. On 8…

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NOAA teams up with India to strengthen ocean observations

In a remote region of the Indian Ocean lies the source of a mysterious weather pattern with tentacles that stretch across the tropics, influencing everything from monsoons in India to heat waves and flooding in the United States. Scientists and crew tend to an observing buoy in the Indian Ocean. This buoy is one of 46 observing instruments in the RAMA array. Not as well known as El Nino, this phenomenon is called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, named for Rolland Madden and Paul Julian, two scientists who discovered it in the…

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FS La Fayette Seizes 413 Kilos of Heroin in the Indian Ocean

On April 11, French frigate La Fayette seized more than 400kg of heroin. Under operational control of the commander of the Indian Ocean Maritime Zone, Rear Admiral Piaton, the frigate has been deployed since the end of March in direct support of Combined Task Force 150, a naval task force fighting the terrorist networks in the Indian Ocean. Thanks to the daily intelligence work carried out by the Alindien staff and the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a dhow suspected of trafficking in drugs was identified and prosecuted by La Fayette…

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French SSN in Indian Ocean

Google Translation As part of its deployment in the Indian Ocean, the nuclear attack submarine Perle has emerged in recent days in Exercise TIGER EEL 18 conducted with the UAE. Deployed for nearly two months in the Indian Ocean, the nuclear attack submarine Perle has made an operational release in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted by Rear Admiral Didier Piaton Commander Maritime Zone, ALINDIEN, and supported by the naval base of Abu Dhabi. The deployment on the scene of a submarine attack was widely expected, both by the military…

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FS Lyre Deploys to Indian Ocean

Google Translation The minesweeper “Lyre” sailed Tuesday, January 30 for Indian Ocean mission. This mission aims to conduct whaling operations preventive mines in traffic areas of our naval and commercial vessels. Using its facilities, including its hull sonar hunter Lyre mines will conduct surveys of the seabed, which are then compiled into databases. These databases will be an essential resource for any military operations of mining conducted by France in this area of ​​major strategic interest is the Indian Ocean. This mission will also strengthen our ties in the field…

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Oceanographic vessel Admiral Vladimirsky starts research in Indian Ocean

The Russian Navy’s oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky has reached the Indian Ocean and started research operation within the 2nd international expedition in the Indian Ocean under the auspices of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The ship is tasked to perform a large amount of research work in order to update navigational charts on her transit route in the Baltic, Northern, Mediterranean and Red seas, as well as in the Indian Ocean and the north-east Atlantic Ocean. The main goal of the expedition is a complex oceanographic research in the…

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Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky lays it course to Indian Ocean

Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean. The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems.

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ROK Destroyer Exercises With EUNAVFOR in Gulf of Aden

The Korean warship, ROKS Chungmugong, has recently deployed off the coast of Somalia as part of EU NAVFOR.  This cooperation between the Republic of Korea and European Union warships is helping to strengthen maritime security and keep seafarers safe as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. ROKS Chungmugong is the lead ship in its Yi Sun-sin class of destroyer.  It comes equipped with the latest military and surveillance technology, and so is perfectly suited to counter-piracy operations. On meeting EU NAVFOR, the sailors from both ships ‘cross-decked’…

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Indian Ocean: joint exercises between FS Jean Bart and ESPS Rayo

Google Translation On Friday, November 17, 2017, the frigate Jean Bart was on patrol in the Gulf of Aden. Taking advantage of the proximity of the Spanish patrol P42 Rayo, she performed with him a series of exercises combining tactical maneuver and operational technique. In parallel, an exchange of personnel took place between the two units. This opportunity training has put into practice many operational skills and sealed the interoperability between our two navies currently deployed in the Indian Ocean with common operational objectives. During the day, the passage of…

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CTF 150 Undertakes Focuses Operation Sea Watch

As the south western monsoon in the Indian Ocean recedes and the summer sea swell conditions abate, experience suggests that the seasonal potential for narcotics trafficking in the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF’s) area of operations can typically be expected to increase. The responsibilities of warships and maritime patrol aircraft flying in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 surveillance operations are specifically targeted on preventing narcotics smuggling, a prime source of funding for terrorist groups in the region. CMF’s efforts continue to be concentrated towards disrupting all illicit cargoes (including…

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New Mission-Based Deployment concept to result in greater presence and visibility in IOR

The four-day Naval Commanders’ Conference concluded on 27 Oct 17 where the senior leadership of Navy reviewed major operations, training and administrative activities undertaken in the last six months. During the Conference, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri addressed and interacted with the Naval Commanders, which was also attended by senior MoD officials. The Hon’ble RM reviewed the combat readiness of the Navy, pace of modernisation and progress of various acquisition and infrastructure related cases. She complimented the IN for maintaining a high operational tempo, ensuring the maritime security of the country…

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FS Auvergne Embarks on First Deployment

Google Translation 18 August 2017, a little more than a year after the formation of the first crew of Auvergne , the latest of the multi-mission frigates set sail for its first operational deployment, which will lead it to the Indian Ocean for a little more than four months. This deployment is part of the verification of the unit’s military capabilities before being admitted to active service in an area where there are opportunities for operational interaction with riparian countries and our allies present in theater. For this deployment, the…

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