USS Dextrous Completes Refit in Bahrain

June 2, 2021 – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain completed the USS Dextrous (MCM 13) Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) on June 2, 17 days ahead of schedule. The USS Dextrous (MCM 13) began her maintenance availability February 14 at Bahrain Ship Repair and Engineering Company (BASREC). The SRA took 108 days to complete and included typical maintenance…

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First Pair of New USCG Cutters Arrive in Bahrain

U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) arrived at their new homeport onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 25. The FRCs are two of six planned to be attached to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, forward-deployed to Bahrain with Commander, Task Force 55. They will replace the existing Coast Guard Island-class…

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Bahrain, U.S. Forces Complete Exercise Neon Defender 21

April 8, 2021 (BNA) – “Neon Defender 21” joint drill, which was conducted by Bahrain Defence Force, the Interior Ministry and the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), concluded today. The names of the vessels involved was not disclosed. The military exercise, which continued for many days, comprised many joint training operations which took into consideration variety and coping with…

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USCG Commissions First PATFORSWA Sentinel-class Cutter

January 22, 2021 – USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s first Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Thursday. Adm. Karl Shultz, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the 41st Sentinel-class cutter ceremony. Moulthrope is the first of six FRCs to be homeported in Manama, Bahrain. The cutter’s sponsor is Mrs. Dawn Schultz,…

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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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