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Moscow: A Russian frigate, the Neustrashimy, has started a patrol mission in the pirate-infested area off the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden, a Russian Navy spokesman said. “The Neustrashimy crew has started its mission to protect shipping routes and fight piracy. It has successfully escorted a convoy of commercial vessels through the [...]
UNITED NATIONS: The European Union has decided to extend the mandate of its piracy mission off the coast of Somalia until the end of 2010, Sweden’s UN envoy has said. The European Union — through the naval Operation Atalanta — continues to contribute to maritime security in the area, and has decided to extend the [...]
A task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet led by the missile cruiser Varyag has left Singapore and is currently on its way to Vladivostok, the fleet’s spokesman said on Tuesday. The group, which set out from the Russian Far East port on October 27 on a month-long tour-of-duty, also includes the Fotiy Krylov salvage [...]
WASHINGTON: International cooperation is the currency of naval power today, the chief of naval operations said today. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead cited a need to boost the effectiveness of this cooperation during a speech at the Naval War College’s International Seapower Symposium in Newport, R.I. Naval cooperation is the cornerstone of America’s maritime strategy detailed [...]
MANAMA, Bahrain: Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) hosted naval leaders from 23 nations and international organizations for a series of meetings May 26 in Manama, Bahrain. The Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) meetings provide a working-level opportunity for navies to come together to share information and deconflict counterpiracy efforts off the coast of Somalia. “These efforts [...]
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas: An experiment conducted by Navy, Coast Guard and local and state authorities in Corpus Christi, Texas, this past week is allowing the agencies to test their tactics, equipment, procedures and response to an underwater explosive threat in a U.S. port or harbor. Participants intend to use their experiences in developing a preliminary [...]