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  • China says its navy saved ship from pirates, but omits India’s role in rescue

    04/10/2017 7:35:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Associated Press ^ | Mon., April 10, 2017 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING—China’s navy says its forces rescued a freighter from attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend. Missing from the report was any mention of the participation of the Indian navy, which says it dispatched four ships and a helicopter to provide cover for the action. The omission was likely no accident. Deep distrust persists between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants, and in recent days, China has angrily denounced New Delhi over a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to an Indian border area that China claims as its own territory. Asked about that...
  • Arabian Sea piracy suspects appear in Norfolk court

    03/10/2011 5:58:06 PM PST · by csvset · 22 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 10, 2011 | Corinne Reilly
    NORFOLK Thirteen Somalis and one Yemeni captured after four Americans were killed aboard a yacht last month are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Norfolk this afternoon on piracy, kidnapping and gun charges. The men were brought into the federal courthouse in downtown Norfolk this morning. The group was turned over to the Justice Department on Wednesday after being held aboard the carrier Enterprise since the Feb. 22 shooting deaths of the Americans. A Navy spokesman said the Somalis were removed from the ship by Department of Justice officials. A federal grand jury indicted 14 suspected pirates, the...
  • Iran Deploys Troops, Ballistic Missiles To Eritrea

    12/09/2008 10:40:57 AM PST · by Fennie · 65 replies · 3,323+ views
    The Cutting Edge ^ | December 8, 2008
    Iranian ships and submarines have deployed an undisclosed number of Iranian troops and weapons at the Eritrean port town of Assab, according to opposition groups, foreign diplomats, and NGOs in the area. The city of Assab sits at the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. As such, Assab offers a strategic position as the world nervously eyes the precarious routes through which a seaborne oil traverses daily. Local sources have reported that Iran recently sent soldiers and a large number of long-range and ballistic missiles. The military basing came after Iran signed an accord with Eritrea to revamp the...
  • Unofficial release of Usama Bin Laden at-sea-burial photo from US Navy.

    05/05/2011 9:04:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    05 MAY 2001 | dcbryan1
    Uh oh....looks like some Navy squids took a picture of bin Laden being buried at sea!
  • Christmas 2010 (Oliver North)

    12/23/2010 11:07:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 23, 2010 | Oliver North
      "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, God with us. ... Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." — George Frideric Handel, "Messiah" WASHINGTON — This magnificent musical work penned by Handel in 1741 is heard all around the world in this season. His powerful lyrics are drawn directly from the Bible and remind us all to be thankful for the birth, sacrifice and resurrection of the Lamb of God.In our family Christmas tradition, Handel's oratorio is performed at our Christmas Eve...
  • USS Eisenhower, 'critical component' in anti-Taliban fight

    05/31/2010 12:38:14 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 468+ views
    AFP via Space War ^ | 5/30/2010 | AFP via Space War
    The planes coming in from missions over Afghanistan for a night landing touch down with a thud, the runway so short and narrow that there is no room for error. It's the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea that provides air support for coalition forces fighting Islamic Taliban militants in Afghanistan. The floating airport, or the "city at sea" as its captain Dee L. Mewbourne likes to call it, provides nearly a third of air missions against the Taliban. "We are providing almost daily support to the Operation Enduring Freedom...
  • Obama starts massive US Air-Sea-Marine build-up opposite Iran

    05/23/2010 6:17:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 47 replies · 1,683+ views
    Debeka ^ | 5/20/2010 | Debeka
    debkafile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS...
  • Fifth Fleet ready for Iran attack, experts say

    04/19/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/2010 | Jeff Stein
    Military experts say the Fifth Fleet has come a long way since Iranian gunboats crippled it within hours in a notorious war game five years ago. In fact, says John Pike, president of the Alexandria, Va.-based Global Security Web site, the Navy was well on its way to solving the challenge of fending off the swarming swift boats before the war game began. In that test, an enemy "red team" headed by retired Martine Corps Gen. Paul Van Riper deployed the gun boats and propeller-driven suicide planes to paralyze the Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. It...
  • Pak Navy tests surface-to-air missile

    03/18/2010 12:03:46 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 3/18/2010 | Brahmand.com
    After showing its firepower by testing a host of missiles in the Arabian Sea last week, Pakistan has test fired another missile. The surface-to-air missile was test fired from Pak Navy’s guided missile destroyer on Tuesday “which scored a direct hit,” the official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan said quoting a Navy press release. The Navy termed its anti-air warfare capability as another manifestation of its offensive punch. The state-of-the-art, fully automated missile is capable of intercepting targets at very high speeds, the statement said. The Navy had, over the weekend, test launched an array of missiles and torpedoes...
  • Pakistan tests missiles in Arabian Sea

    03/11/2010 11:49:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 218+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/2010 | AP via Yahoo News
    Pakistan's navy successfully test-fired a series of missiles and torpedoes Friday in what it called a message to "nefarious" forces — an apparent reference to longtime rival India. While the two nuclear-armed neighbors have taken slow steps toward restarting peace talks, they also have a history of using weapons tests as a form of diplomatic saber-rattling. The tests occurred in the Arabian Sea and employed various aircraft, submarines and ships. It was not immediately clear if the missiles were capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Both countries regularly test their missile systems, and usually notify each other ahead of such launches...
  • Iran cites buildup, questions intent of more than 90 foreign warships

    01/29/2010 3:37:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 504+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 2/01/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Iran has reported a naval buildup in the Gulf. Officials said Western and allied forces have deployed scores of warships in the Gulf and Arabian Sea. They said nearly 100 warships have been conducting operations, many of which appear to be directed against Iran. "The Westerners know well that the existence of these warships in the Persian Gulf serve as the best operational targets for Iran if they should want to undertake any military action against Iran," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi said. Vahidi, in an address on Jan. 19, said more than 90 foreign warships were detected in the...
  • Somalia pirates shuttling al Qaeda terrorists and weapons for al-Shabab, sharing ransoms

    04/14/2009 10:45:12 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 15 replies · 1,456+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | April 14, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Perhaps purely motivated by profit, Somalian pirates are shuttling weapons and terrorists in and out of the country and sharing up to fifty-percent of the ransoms with al-Shabab, what it reaps from hijacking ships. Formed as the Islamic Courts Union's (ICU) military wing, al-Shabab announced in March its affiliation with al Qaeda after regaining control of most of southern Somalia earlier this year when Ethiopia withdrew its forces. Southern Somalia is now under the control of Shabaab and other Islamist groups. Click image to enlarge. Map used with permission. Read the story at The Long War JournalThe Weekly Standard's Thomas...
  • Canadian warship thwarts likely pirate attack in Arabian Sea

    04/05/2009 3:56:10 AM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 2,643+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2009-04-05 | (wire service)
    OTTAWA - The Canadian warship HMCS Winnipeg has thwarted a probable pirate attack in the Arabian Sea. The ship is currently participating in a NATO led counter-piracy mission known as Operation Allied Protector. While engaging in escort duties, military officials say Winnipeg observed several small skiffs approaching the merchant vessel Pacific Opal. The Pacific Opal radioed for help and Winnipeg dispatched a Sea King helicopter, causing the pirates to withdraw. Lieutenant-General Michel Gauthier, Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, said the incident "highlights the importance of our mission and the efforts to make a difference with our coalition partners in...
  • Israeli sub sighted near Arabian Sea

    12/15/2008 2:32:12 PM PST · by maquiladora · 24 replies · 1,098+ views
    Islamabad—Authoritative sources have reported that unidentified submarine was sighted in the Arabian Sea several kilometres away from Balochistan coast and sources claimed that submarine in question was most probably from Israel. Several foreign states are already massing naval forces in the area but the presence of Israeli submarines was seen as a joint Indo-Israeli strategy to increase pressure on Pakistan. It was though not clear if Israeli sub was on its way to Indian Ocean or on surveillance exploration in the area. Defence experts say that Israeli Navy has recently fitted its Dolphin class submarine with hi-tech gadgets to enhance...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations

    07/09/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 20 replies · 344+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/09/2008 | Jeff Schogol
    USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea to support Afghan operations By Jeff Schogol, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 ARLINGTON, Va. — The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has moved from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea to support operations in Afghanistan. NBC News first reported Monday night that the carrier has been moved because of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where a suicide bomber killed more than 40 people Monday outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul. A spokesman for 5th Fleet confirmed the move Tuesday. "Conditions are worsening on the ground in Afghanistan and commanders...
  • U.S. Sailor Overboard in Arabian Sea

    01/04/2008 3:12:51 PM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 133+ views
    AP via NewsMax ^ | Jan. 04, 2008 | Staff
    MANAMA, Bahrain -- A sailor from USS Hopper went overboard during U.S. Navy operations in the Arabian Sea, the U.S. military said Friday. The sailor went missing Thursday around 7:30 a.m. local time while the ship was conducting maritime security operations, said the statement from the Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain. "A 'man overboard' was immediately called and air and surface forces from the Hopper, USS Port Royal and USS Ingraham began conducting search and rescue operations," it said. The sailor, whose name was not released, has not been found but the search continues, the Navy said. Lt. John...
  • Pirate mother ship hunt off Somali coast

    12/02/2007 10:03:42 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 130+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2007 | KATHARINE HOURELD
    Pirates from two small skiffs seized the crew of a Japanese vessel off anarchic Somalia's coast. American forces fired on the skiffs and destroyed them. Now the navies of the U.S. and 19 other countries are after bigger prey. The U.S.-led coalition working to secure sea lanes beset by pirates believe skiffs like the ones used in the attack on the Japanese ship must have come from elusive "mother ships." "The small boats which are used for piracy could not travel" from shore as far into the ocean as ships have been attacked, said Commodore Khan Hasham of Pakistan, one...
  • Israeli woman, Italian man rescued in Arabian Sea after 8 days

    10/09/2007 10:21:28 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 3 replies · 474+ views
    AP via The Times of India ^ | 9 Oct 2007, 1528 hrs IST | The Associated Press
    MUMBAI: An Israeli woman and an Italian man survived on a life raft for eight days in the Arabian Sea after their yacht sank in a storm, the Indian Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The couple, identified as Libi Belozerzki, 27, and Pierpaolo Mori, 35, set out from the Maldives on a yacht planning to sail to the Red Sea, but their boat overturned in a late monsoon storm, said Commandant Raj Putran of the Indian Coast Guard. Putran said ships in the area were told to look out for the missing sailors after the Rome Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre...
  • China's footprint in Pakistan

    04/02/2007 7:50:43 AM PDT · by milestogo · 9 replies · 517+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | Henry Chu
    China's footprint in Pakistan A new port is a boon locally, a potential military asset for Beijing and a worry to the U.S. By Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer April 1, 2007 GWADAR, PAKISTAN — Along a scenic beach where fishermen mend their nets by hand, an endless row of storefronts stretches into the distance, all selling the same thing. Not sunscreen, umbrellas or cold drinks. Land. Never mind that the area is home to a violent separatist movement, or that foreigners are regarded with suspicion by police. A property boom has hit this formerly sleepy town in southwest Pakistan...
  • USS Reuben James Assists Fisherman in Arabian Sea

    04/24/2006 4:11:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Ensign Jon Derges
    ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) rendered medical assistance to a Sri Lankan fisherman while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) as part of a Dutch-led task force in the Arabian Sea, April 21. During a routine visit to a Sri Lankan fishing vessel, the Deuedu Pietro, Sailors from Reuben James discovered that one of the vessel’s crew members had sustained a knee injury five days earlier that had become infected. The Sailors radioed back for medical assistance from Reuben James’s independent duty corpsman, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/PJ) Matthew Breske. Breske joined the boarding team aboard the...