Fire Aboard Devastator; No Injuries

March 15, 2019 – A fire broke out aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) while the ship was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain at approximately 8 p.m. local, March 14. There were no personnel injuries. The extent of the damage is being assessed, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Sailors aboard Devastator,…

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Gulf mine forces link up for final workout of 2017

A giant America Sea Dragon helicopter passes HMS Bangor during the last all-action minehunting exercise of 2017 in the Gulf. The Royal Navy’s entire Middle East mine warfare force – five ships and a command team – were committed alongside American robot boats and the US minehunter Gladiator to test the two navies’ ability to keep vital sea routes open…

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Bahrain Surface Force Staffs Merge, Provides Better Support to 14 Ships

Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson, Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT), participated in a ceremony to recognize the establishment of commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 5 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 1. Patrol Coastal Squadron (PCRON) 1 was renamed to reflect the expanded responsibilities and mission of the squadron. Since 2013, PCRON 1 has exercised administrative and operational…

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