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UK leads multinational task force to conduct patrol in the Baltic Sea

The Royal Navy is leading an international task group of half a dozen warships on a Baltic security patrol, the Royal Navy announced. Frigates HMS Lancaster and Westminster, tanker RFA Tiderace and vessels from all three Baltic states – Latvia,...

NATO OSG assets return Central Mediterranean

The flagship Hellenic Navy frigate Salamis and the Croatian Navy missile boat Dubrovnik, supported by aircraft and submarines from Greece, Italy, and Turkey, deployed to the Central Mediterranean as part of NATO's maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG),...

USS Wichita to Support Counter-narcotics Operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13), along with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, detachment 8, is underway Feb. 25 to support operations in U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Wichita will support...

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2 ) enters Black Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) are entered the Black Sea on February 25, for the first time in 2021. Bulgarian and Romanian mine hunters are joining the Group upon its entrance in the Black Sea. SNMCMG2, composed...

USS Russell conducts FONOP in the South China Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law, the U.S. Navy announced. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of...

HMS Montrose seizes over $15 Million Worth of Narcotics

The Royal Navy has intercepted over 5300 lbs (2400 kg) of illicit drugs in the Arabian Sea. The boarding team from HMS Montrose, operating under the command of CMF Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) found the drugs – with...

U.S. Navy Destroyer Seizes Illicit Weapons off Somalia

U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke Class Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) seized illicit shipments of weapons & weapons components from two stateless dhows during a maritime security operation in international waters off the coast of Somalia, Feb....

US Navy conducts FONOP in the South China Sea

On Feb. 5 (local time) USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law U.S. Navy announced in a statement. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld...

SNMCMG1 conducts HODOPS with the Dutch Navy

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 ( SNMCMG1 ) is conducting Historical Ordnance Disposal Operations (HODOPS) in the North Sea, along with training activities and a port visit to Den Helder in the Netherlands, NATO Maritime Command announced with...

Chinese naval escort taskforces conduct mission-handover in Gulf of Aden

The 36th and the 37th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on January 31, local time. After the ceremony, the 37th taskforce officially replaced the 36th taskforce in carrying out escort missions...
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