USS Momsen Conducts Underway Operations with India Navy

The U.S. and Indian navies concluded at sea bi-lateral operations off India’s West Coast in the Arabian Sea, April 27. The operations included the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) and the Indian Navy’s guided-missile frigate INS Trishul (F 43), which focused on building interoperability and strengthening relationships. “Our crew strives to work efficiently and effectively to ensure…

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China and Russia Conduct Joint Anti-Piracy Drills

On January 24, 2022, the Chinese and Russian naval forces held a joint maritime anti-piracy exercise in the northern waters of the Arabian Sea. A total of five naval vessels, ship-borne helicopters and marines from the two sides participated in the joint exercise. Themed on joint anti-piracy operations, the participating Chinese and Russian ship formations conducted drills of joint maneuvering,…

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USS Halsey & FS Languedoc Conduct Joint Exercise in the Arabian Sea

USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the French Frigate (FS) Languedoc (D653) conducted a joint interoperability exercise in the Arabian Sea, July 24. The combined, bilateral surface, air and sub-surface exercise was designed to strengthen U.S. maritime interoperability with the French Navy by demonstrating the ability to integrate and coordinate tactical maritime operations. “The opportunity to work with our partner nations…

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USS Ralph Johnson Seizes One Ton of Narcotics in Arabian Sea

December 7, 2020 – Everett -based USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000lbs (900kgs) of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Dec. 4. This seizure, conducted in direct support of CMF’s Combined…

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Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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U.S. Navy Ends Search for Missing USS Nimitz Sailor in North Arabian Sea

September 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has ended search and rescue efforts for Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ian McKnight, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), who is believed to have gone overboard Sept. 6. Following a thorough search of the ship and man overboard alert Sept. 6, Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton and aircraft from the U.S. Navy…

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USNS Yukon Aids Distressed Mariners in Arabian Sea

August 8, 2020 – The Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea Aug. 7. Upon notification of the situation, the Combined Maritime Forces watch center contacted Yukon to assist the motor vessel Wadi Karan due to its close proximity. Wadi Karan had experienced engine failure…

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Eisenhower CSG Conducts ASW Exercise in the Arabian Sea

June 17, 2020 – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) conducted a live, non-firing advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Arabian Sea June 15-17. Exercise participants included the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), embarked aviation elements from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)…

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