A Royal Navy sailors stands watch as ships conduct mine countermeasure operations to survey and clear Mine Danger Areas in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The aim of this operation is to re-designate the MDAs as Former Mined Areas, making them safer for the maritime community. Maritime security operations help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity. These operations complement the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations and seek to disrupt violent extremists’ use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.
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