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US Warship Answers Persian Gulf Help Call

Aug 22, 2012

Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) renders medical assistance to Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde.Winston S. Churchill responded to a distress call following a cargo-handling accident aboard Belde.

The…

Off Somalia Two Pirated Vessels Freed in Three Days

Aug 15, 2012

EU Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta & NATO disrupt 2 pirated dhows in the Gulf of Aden & free hostage crew.A suspicious dhow, reportedly pirated in Bosaso – Somalia, was located off the coast of Oman by the Spanish EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA)…

British Warship Home from Middle East

Aug 14, 2012

Portsmouth-based 'HMS Westminster' returns home from a Middle East deployment which included a £14-million drugs bust.During seven months away - clocking up more than 44,000 miles (71,000km) - the ship disrupted three groups of suspected pirates…

US Warship Collides with Tanker

Aug 12, 2012

Navy destroyer 'USS Porter' and a Japanese-owned tanker collide near the Strait of Hormuz.The impact tore open the destroyer’s starboard side but left both crews unharmed, 5th Fleet said in a news release.The circumstances of the collision — whether the collision was in the channel…

New Charters, AHTS Acquitions by Topaz

Aug 12, 2012

Topaz signs over $65 million of new charters and announces the acquisition of two AHTS.Renaissance subsidiary, Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a UAE-based oil field services company, has been awarded two new long term charters, totalling over $65 million…

'Survival Craft Inspectorate' Signs Middle East Agreement

Aug 10, 2012

UK-based 'Survival Craft Inspectorate' signs deal to provide for Qatar's onshore & offshore energy sector LS equipment needs.Survival Craft Inspectorate has signed an agreement that will see it establish an operational presence in the Middle East for the first time…

U.S. Warship Saves Gulf of Oman Boat-blaze Victims

Aug 09, 2012

The U.S. Navy reports the rescue of 10 mariners from a blazing wooden Iran-flagged boat.The recent rescue by the destroyer USS James E. Williams is at least the seventh involving Iranian sailors in nearly two years and is a reminder of U.S…

Spook Communications Reported in Arab Waters

Aug 06, 2012

Vessels report potential surveillance by unknown entities while in transit of the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz & Arabian Gulf.In one recent case, a vessel was asked its crew complement and master's name, purportedly by a named vessel that…

Saudi Owners Receive New Chemical Tanker

Aug 05, 2012

National Chemical Carriers receive new chemical tanker 'NCC Najeem' from the SHINAsb Shipyard in S. Korea.National Chemical Carriers Ltd. Co. (NCC) of Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) announce…

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Increases Net Profit in H1 2012

Aug 05, 2012

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. announce its financial results for the first half of 2012, ending June 30th.Summary financial results are as follows:    •    Operating revenues of QR 1.164 billion vs. QR 1.159 billion for the same period in 2011…

Abu Dhabi Contract for Technip-NPCC Consortium

Aug 02, 2012

Technip-NPCC Consortium awarded Important contract for the Upper Zakum Field in Abu Dhabi.Technip in a consortium with National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), has been awarded by Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) a lump sum engineering…

Sohar Port Receives 1,000th Vessel

Jul 25, 2012

As Oman celebrated its 42nd Renaissance anniversary, Port of Sohar welcomed its 1,000th vessel of the year The 9,000 metric tonne MV Maria, owned and operated by SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, berthed at the container terminal C Steinweg Oman (CSO)…

Cruise Lines Set to be Lured Back to Bahrain

Jul 19, 2012

Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruise Lines are said to be considering reopening routes to the island nation of BahrainIn an effort to spur the tourism market, the government of Bahrain set numerous new policies to make it even more desirable to add Bahrain again as a destination…

Marauder Fired on by U.S. Fleet Tanker

Jul 17, 2012

A small motor vessel fired on in the Persian Gulf after ignoring warnings to keep away from 'USNS Rappahannock' The incident occured near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.In accordance with Navy force protection procedures, the sailors on…

Oman Navy Affirms Counter-Piracy Involvement

Jun 20, 2012

EU NAVFO commander, Rear Admiral Dupuis meets with  Rear Admiral Mohammed Al-Farsi, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Royal Omani Navy, to discuss piracy in the regionDuring a port visit by EU Naval Force Flag Ship FS MARNE in Salalah (Oman), the…

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