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  • 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...
  • Pakistan to buy four warships from China

    04/04/2005 9:25:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies · 1,335+ views
    AFP ^ | Monday, 04 April , 2005
    Pakistan to buy four warships from China Monday, 04 April , 2005, 18:35 Islamabad: Pakistan is to buy four frigates for its navy from long-time ally China, the defence ministry said on Monday, ahead of a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. "Pakistan and China have signed four contracts for the construction of four F-22P frigate ships for Pakistan Navy," a Pakistani defence ministry statement said. The frigates will be equipped with anti-submarine helicopters, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and other defence systems, the statement added. "These ships, after construction, will be inducted into Pakistan Navy which would not only enhance...
  • China Gains Strategic Foothold Near Persian Gulf

    02/24/2005 6:55:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies · 1,061+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 23, 2005 | Patrick Goodenough
    China Gains Strategic Foothold Near Persian Gulf By Patrick Goodenough CNSNews.com International Editor February 23, 2005 Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Pakistan, within weeks, will mark the opening of the first phase of a deep-sea port project that analysts say will give China a crucial economic and strategic foothold in the Arabian Sea. Chinese funding has enabled President Pervez Musharraf's government to push ahead with the project on Pakistan's southwest coast, near the mouth of the Persian Gulf and some 250 miles from the Strait of Hormuz, a major conduit for world oil supplies. Experts say the project has set...
  • Pakistan to join 7-nation naval force: Arabian Sea (Largest USMC amphib op since Korea)

    03/25/2004 6:25:21 PM PST · by elfman2 · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Hi Pakistan ^ | March 25 2004
    ISLAMABAD, March 23: Pakistan would join a UK-led seven-nation naval task force, which would patrol the Arabian Sea as part of the ongoing war on terrorism. The step would allow 'innocent passage' to the coalition ships to move through the country's territorial waters, sources told Dawn. Talking to Dawn, Commodore Shahid Nabil, the spokesperson for Pakistan Navy, said under the plan Pakistan Navy would get an opportunity to patrol with the "Maritime Coalition ships the international waters of the Arabian Sea". Sources said modalities for the patrol plan were worked out during the recent visit of British naval chief Admiral...
  • US, Allies in Board-and-Search Exercise in Arabian Sea

    01/16/2004 7:46:52 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | January 16 2004 | Patrick Goodenough
    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - The United States is leading a military exercise in the Arabian Sea this weekend that will further test the ability of a new security coalition to prevent rogue states and terrorists from transferring non-conventional weapons by sea. The air and sea maneuver involves naval forces from Australia, Singapore, Spain, Britain and Italy, with several other countries sending observers. The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), launched by President Bush last year, aims to prevent the illicit buying or selling of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and related technology by stopping and searching suspect ships or planes. The...
  • Over 50 bags of hashish litter the deck of the dhow intercepted in the Arabian Gulf.

    12/19/2003 5:02:16 PM PST · by xzins · 92 replies · 350+ views
    DefenseLink ^ | 19 Dec 03 | DoD
    [View JPEG Photo, 1046 KB] Over 50 bags of hashish litter the deck of the dhow intercepted in the Arabian Gulf. A U.S. Navy boarding team operating from the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) discovered an estimated two tons of narcotics with a street value of around eight to ten million dollars aboard a 40-foot dhow intercepted in the Arabian Gulf. The dhow's 12 crewmembers were taken into custody and transferred to USS Decatur, and Decatur sailors are in control of the dhow. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Sandberg, U.S. Navy. (Released) 031216-N-4374S-030
  • The dhow intercepted by the USS Decatur moves under its own power in the Arabian Gulf.

    12/19/2003 4:54:02 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies · 343+ views
    DefenseLink ^ | 19 Dec 03 | DoD
    [View JPEG Photo, 963 KB] The dhow intercepted by the USS Decatur moves under its own power in the Arabian Gulf. A U.S. Navy boarding team operating from the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) discovered an estimated two tons of narcotics with a street value of around eight to ten million dollars aboard a 40-foot dhow intercepted in the Arabian Gulf. The dhow's 12 crewmembers were taken into custody and transferred to USS Decatur, and Decatur sailors are in control of the dhow. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Sandberg, U.S. Navy. (Released) 031216-N-4374S-037
  • Explosion on U.S. Warship Near Gulf Injures 11-Navy

    05/08/2003 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 15 replies · 208+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Thu May 8, 2003 11:44 AM ET | Reuters
    Explosion on U.S. Warship Near Gulf Injures 11-Navy Thu May 8, 2003 11:44 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. Marines were injured on Wednesday in an explosion in a trash container aboard the amphibious assault warship USS Saipan in the northern Arabian Sea, the Navy said. None of the injuries was life-threatening, although one of the eleven was evacuated to an American Army field hospital in Kuwait for treatment of a serious arm injury, the U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement. Others were being treated aboard the ship. The cause of the explosion was under investigation, the Navy...
  • Explosion on U.S. Warship Near Gulf

    05/08/2003 12:18:40 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 11 replies · 181+ views
    Rueters ^ | May 8, 2003
    Explosion on U.S. Warship Near Gulf Injures 11-Navy WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. Marines were injured on Wednesday in an explosion in a trash container aboard the amphibious assault warship USS Saipan in the northern Arabian Sea, the Navy said. None of the injuries was life-threatening, although one of the eleven was evacuated to an American Army field hospital in Kuwait for treatment of a serious arm injury, the U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement. Others were being treated aboard the ship. The cause of the explosion was under investigation, the Navy said. The 5th Fleet is based in...
  • USS Nimitz is 4th carrier in Arabian Sea -- will the USS Nimitz relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln

    04/05/2003 7:30:19 PM PST · by topher · 10 replies · 334+ views
    Unclassified Military source | Vanity based on Internet information from DOD
    Gradually, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has made its way halfway across the world. It would be wrong for me to speculate on where it will be positioned. It has left the Indian Ocean, and according to US Navy sources, is now somewhere in the Arabian Sea -- technically now one of four carrier groups operating in the Arabian Sea. It is shortly going to be in a position to relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln -- currently 3 months past its 6 month normal deployment. That might be reason for where and when it is deployed. Or there may be...
  • Russia to send navy to Arabian Sea: report

    04/02/2003 6:55:45 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 146 replies · 557+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/2/03
    Russia is likely to send its navy to the Arabian Sea near the Gulf region where the United States is leading a war against Iraq, the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports. Russian navy officials had earlier announced that at least two fleets - the Pacific and the Black Sea, would stage exercises in the Indian Ocean next month. However, there had previously been no mention of the Arabian Sea, which is on the Indian Ocean's northern tip and washes the shores of India, Iran, Oman and Yemen. The newspaper, which has developed a reputation for its good military ties, reported that...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/12/02-Yemen,Taji,al-Karamah,Mosayyab,al-Furat,Nablus,Kuwait

    12/11/2002 7:24:50 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 37 replies · 786+ views
    Spanish defense ministry, AP, Reuters, Yahoo, and the usual suspects | 12/12/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/12/02 - Arabian Sea, Taji, al-Karamah, Mosayyab, al-Furat, Nablus, Sulaimaniya, Tel Aviv, Kuwaiti desert, Mombasa, Boston BREAKING: Arabian Sea BREAKING: Taji, al-Karamah BREAKING: Mosayyab, al-Furat Nablus, Sulaimaniya, Tel Aviv, Kuwaiti desert, Mombasa, Boston ========= Arabian Sea ========= In the Arabian Sea, North Korea was caught giving Scud missiles to Yemen. Spanish sailors fire at the North Korean ship So San intercepted at daw. In the Arabian Sea, Spanish marine special forces board the So San. FOUND: ~12 hidden Scud missiles bound for Yemen in what is claimed to be the Yemeni Moon...
  • Two al-Qaida Suspects Nabbed at Sea

    07/15/2002 5:56:08 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 123+ views
    ABCNEWS.com ^ | 7/15/2002 | The Associated Press
    T O R O N T O, July 15 — A Canadian destroyer captured two al-Qaida suspects after a nighttime chase in the north Arabian Sea, Canadian military officials said Monday. The two suspects were among about 25 people in one of three small, motorized boats spotted by a Canadian military aircraft late Saturday in the Gulf of Oman, where boats packed with emigrants are not unusual. "Because of our concerns that terrorists could be sneaking in among these illegal immigrants to escape from Afghanistan, we do a very careful check of each one of the people in the boat,"...