MARAD Issues Alert for Arabian Gulf Region

Multiple maritime threats have been reported in the vicinity of the geographic areas described above. On January 2, 2020, the U.S. military took decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad. The Iranian response to this action, if any, is unknown, but there remains the possibility of Iranian action against U.S. maritime interests in the region. The U.S. government is…

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Beautemps-Beaupre Returning to Brest

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since February 2019, Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) is progressively returning to Brest. After his ascent of the Red Sea, he crossed the Suez Canal on September 17th. Beyond the various valued transits, including individual training, continuous bathymetric measurements using multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings, several hydro-oceanographic…

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EUNAVFOR Celebrates 10 Years of Operation

December 8, 2018 – Today is an important milestone for the EU’s Common Security & Defence Policy, as the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) celebrates ten years of maritime operations. Commanded from its military HQ in Northwood, London, the European Union Naval Force was officially launched on 8 December 2008. Codenamed ‘Operation ATALANTA’ (after the mythological Greek huntress), it…

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USS Jason Dunham Seizes Illicit Arms in Gulf of Aden

August 30, 2018 – USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet, seized an illicit shipment of arms from a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, on Aug. 28. The skiff was determined to be stateless following a flag verification boarding, conducted in accordance with international law. Illicit cargo discovered by the Dunham’s…

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Franco-Egyptian operational training in the Red Sea

Google Translation On the return transit of her first operational deployment, the Auvergne frigate conducted a series of exercises with Egyptian Navy vessels in the Red Sea. Auvergne and patrol boats of type 148 “October 21 (in reference to the revolt of Cairo against Bonaparte, October 21, 1798) and April 25 (in reference to the return of Sinai by Israel,…

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