Ships Depart Bandar Anzali for Sea Cup August 22

The crews of the ships of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia participating in the Sea Cup competition of the International Army Games 2021 left the port of Bandar Anzali of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Caspian Sea to inspect the area where the first stage of maritime training will be held. The chief judges from each national team…

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Russian Navy Ships in Iran for Sea Cup ArMI-2021

August 19, 2021 – Today, a detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla consisting of the rescue tugboat SB-738, small artillery ships “Astrakhan” and “Makhachkala” arrived in the port of Bandar-Anzali of the Islamic Republic of Iran, located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, to participate in the international competition “Sea Cup” ArMI-2021. In the territorial waters of…

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Two Caspian Flotilla Corvettes Taking Part in 2021 Army International Games in Iran

In Dagestan, at the base of the Caspian Flotilla, the crews of the small artillery ships Makhachkala and Astrakhan began intensive preparations for the Sea Cup competition of the 2021 Army International Games. Every day on special simulators of the training complex “Caspian” sailors improve the skills of fighting for the survivability of the ship. The personnel of emergency parties…

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RFS Kapitan Guriev Heading to Iran for “Depth 2021”

SBS “Kaptain Guriev” for the first time makes a sea transition from Novorossiysk to the Gulf of Oman. The Russian tug will be used as a staff vessel to ensure the participation of the national team of the Russian Navy in the international competition for diving all-around “Depth-2021”, which will be held in August on the territory of the Islamic…

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Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Harasses US Coast Guard

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) Harth 55 conducted an unsafe and unprofessional action by crossing the bow of the Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326) forcing the U.S. ship to conduct a defensive maneuver, Apr. 2. The U.S. vessel was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in international waters of the southern Arabian Gulf at the…

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USS Winston S. Churchill Renders Aid to Iranian Mariners

October 16, 2020 – While operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 15. The Iranian-flagged dhow signaled to Churchill via flashing light that it was in distress. When hailed over bridge-to-bridge radio, the vessel’s crew explained that their engine would not start…

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Largest U.S. Seizure of Iranian Fuel from Four Tankers

August 14, 2020 – The Justice Department today announced the successful disruption of a multimillion dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization, that was bound for Venezuela. These actions represent the government’s largest-ever seizure of fuel shipments from Iran. On July 2, 2020, the United States filed a complaint seeking to forfeit…

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Warrant and Complaint Seek Seizure of All Iranian Gasoil Aboard Four Tankers Headed to Venezuela Based on Connection to IRGC

July 2, 2020 – A forfeiture complaint and warrant were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all petroleum-product cargo aboard the Bella with international maritime organization (IMO) number 9208124, the Bering with IMO number 9149225, the Pandi with IMO number 9105073, and the Luna with IMO number 9208100 are subject to forfeiture based…

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