Naval Forces Establish Maritime Security Transit Corridor Off Horn of Africa

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a Maritime Security Transit Corridor to protect merchant ships off the Horn of Africa in response to recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb strait. The Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) will consist of the existing Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC); the BAM … [Read more...]

Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden -Defence Ministry

A Liberian-flagged bulk carrier came under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, but the attack was foiled thanks to the response of the Indian Navy, India's Ministry of Defence has said. According to a statement from the Ministry, the INS Sharda picked up a distress call from the MV Lord Mountbatten reporting an attempted attack by armed pirates while … [Read more...]

China Navy Holds First Joint Anti-Piracy Drill With NATO

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chinese naval forces involved in anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden have held their first joint drill with NATO ships carrying out the same mission, China's Defence Ministry said on Friday, as China seeks a greater global security role. The exercise happened on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement, showing pictures of Chinese and NATO … [Read more...]

Marine Corps Helicopter Crashes In Gulf of Aden While Landing Aboard Navy Ship

Only minor injuries are being reported after a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Aden today while attempting to land aboard a U.S. Navy ship, the Navy said Monday. A statement from the U.S. Navy said that the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in the … [Read more...]

Torm Tanker Evades Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden

A product tanker owned by Copenhagen-based Torm successfully fended off a group of pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the company said in a statement over the weekend. Torm said that on Saturday a suspicious approach on the Torm Sofia by a group of pirates was deterred after the Filipino Master raised the alarm and an embarked armed security team took to their posts. The LR1 … [Read more...]