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Stakeholders Ignore U.S. Middle East Coalition Proposals

Jul 19, 2019

The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said.Washington…

UK Does Not Want to Escalate Hormuz Tensions

Jul 11, 2019

Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BP-operated tanker…

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Jul 11, 2019

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.Britain urged Iran to 'de-escalate the situation in the region' after the British Heritage…

Iran: UK Tanker Detention a 'threatening act'

Jul 08, 2019

Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television.Royal Marines seized the tanker on Thursday for trying…

Trump Warns Tehran of Possible Attack, Calls for Talks

Jun 21, 2019

Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues.News of the message…

Saudis Urge Global Effort to Safeguard Local Navigation

Jun 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged the international community on Tuesday to take firm measures to ensure the safety of navigation in waterways across the region, the state news agency said, a week after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman.Reporting by Asma Alsharif

Iran: If Strait of Hormuz to be Blocked, it will do it "publicly"

Jun 17, 2019

Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly.Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff…

U.S. Deploys Troops to Middle East, Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks

May 24, 2019

The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks…

ReCAAP Asia Piracy, Sea Robbery Report

Mar 11, 2019

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in February 2019A total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in February 2019There was no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern…

Indian Navy Ship to Carry Out Hydrographic Survey in Mauritius

Dec 11, 2018

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, has arrived in Port Louis on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys.It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur…

Pirate Attack Averted off East Coast of Somalia

Oct 29, 2018

Due to the application of BMP protection measures by the Master, his crew and the private security team, the piracy attack was thwarted and the crew and vessel remained safe.The Master had already evacuated the crew to the citadel when the embarked Armed Security Team (PAST) responded to the attack…

Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack

Oct 01, 2018

A Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement foiled an attack by two explosives-laden remote controlled boats deployed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia's Jizan port, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday…

Navy, Coast Guard Assets Repositioned as Florence Threatens

Sep 13, 2018

Preparations underway all along the Eastern Seaboard. As Hurricane Florence threatens a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are taking no chances as the dangerous storm advances westward. As that happens, most Navy ships are departing ports in Virginia…

USMMA Class of 2022 Sworn into USNR

Sep 04, 2018

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point welcomed the Class of 2022 into the U.S. Navy Reserve Saturday in a parade and ceremony at Tomb Field on the Academy grounds. The Class was sworn in on behalf of the U.S. Navy by Capt. Steven Urwiller…

US Warns Russia Against 'Harassment' of Ships Headed to Ukraine

Aug 30, 2018

The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Russia to cease what it called 'harassment of international shipping' in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait, accusing Moscow of trying to destabilize Ukraine.'Russia's actions to impede maritime…

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