International Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference

International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) gathered in person at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain and virtually March 31 to discuss the latest regional threats and other issues that are critical to maritime commerce in and around the Middle East. The theme of the industry-focused biannual conference was “The Evolution of International Maritime Security Construct.” The event involved distinguished speakers and…

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First Royal Saudi Navy Corvette Christened at Navantia San Fernando

Navantia has delivered this Thursday to the Royal Saudi Navy the first of the five corvettes built in its shipyards in the Bay of Cádiz, in a ceremony held at the facilities of the La Carraca Naval Base, in San Fernando. The delivery ceremony for construction 546, named AL-JUBAIL, was attended by the commander of the Saudi Navy, Vice Admiral…

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Romania Joins International Maritime Security Coalition

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) announced March 26 that Romania has joined a multinational maritime coalition established in 2019 to deter attacks on commercial shipping in the Middle East. Romania joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) and its operational arm, Coalition Task Force Sentinel. Headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. 5th Fleet, IMSC previously included eight partner-nations. Romania becomes…

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OIC Condemns Aggression Attempt by Using Bomb-Laden USV Towards Yanbu

April 27, 2021 – The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, strongly condemned the aggression attempt by using a Bomb-Laden USV in the Red Sea waters off the shores of Yanbu, as it was intercepted and destroyed by the naval units of the Ministry of Defense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Othaimeen stressed…

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Navantia San Fernando Launches Second Corvette for Saudi Arabia

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the second of the five corvettes built for the Saudi Arabian Navy (RSNF), baptized with the name AL-DIRIYAH, in homage to the city from which the Saudi royal family comes, and which today is twinned with San Fernando. The event, which included telematic interventions, was chaired by the Commander of…

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US and Saudi Forces Conduct Joint Exercises

May 26, 2020 – U.S. and Saudi forces are conducting routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn islands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 24-30, 2020. The second phase of the training follows the successful completion of the training on April 20-22, and provides the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit…

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