Singapore-led Task Force Intercepts Pirate Skiff in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces Gulf of Aden (June 15) – A U.S. missile cruiser, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), operating under the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, successfully intercepted a suspected pirate skiff off the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden today. The suspicious skiff was initially sighted in the early afternoon of June 15 … [Read more...]

US Navy Thwarts Piracy Attempt (Photos)

ARABIAN SEA (March 25, 2011) American sailors and aviators assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) thwart a pirate attack on board the Phillipine-flagged bulk carrier Falcon Trader II.  Images by US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Robert Guerra Chief Fire Controlman Nathan P. Rose, … [Read more...]