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  • 9 March 2011

    A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS ‘Bulkeley’ securing the release of the vessel and its 24 crew members from four suspected pirates on March 6. At approximately 15:00 local time on March 5, the oil tanker ‘Guanabara’ reported it was […]

  • 15 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters, 40 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on 13 May 2014, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars. Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison, said the seizure removed a major […]

  • 29 March 2016

    A large weapons cache was seized aboard a dhow in the Northern Indian Ocean by the French naval personnel, according to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The illegal cargo was being shipped to Somalia when it was spotted by the navy’s helicopter during a routine maritime security and counter terrorism surveillance in the area. The personnel aboard […]

  • 11 July 2019

    MPA Singapore signs MOU with China’s Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI) to enhance maritime collaboration.

  • 30 June 2017

    One crew member died following the sinking of a tanker in the Arabian Sea south of Oman, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) informed.  The 6,800 dwt Rama 2 issued a mayday call in the morning hours of June 26, reporting a heavy list to starboard, according to CMF. Naval ships, a helicopter and a maritime patrol aircraft […]

  • 8 November 2011

      Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship RSS Endeavour of the Republic of Singapore, assigned to the mission-based counter-piracy Combined…  (combinedmaritimeforces) [mappress] Source: combinedmaritimeforces, November 08, 2011;

  • 27 July 2011

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned as the CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy. USS Anzio first heard of the suspected pirate activity after receiving a report from a merchant […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Eight sailors who abandoned their sinking ship have been rescued from the Gulf of Aden following a 30 hour search involving two international organisations and six nations. New Zealand-led Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task group based in Bahrain coordinated a search effort involving the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR), as well […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Following recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb, which highlighted the risks associated with transiting these waters, relevant authorities decided to form the Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC). Multiple types of risks and the broad expanse of ocean on which these attacks can occur, including the Gulf of Aden, […]

  • 28 July 2009

    The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) are warning mariners of an anticipated increase in piracy incidents when the southwest monsoon ends in the coming weeks, and are reiterating that merchant mariners must continue to take proactive action to help prevent piracy attacks. High sea states over the past few weeks in the Somali Basin have resulted […]

  • 24 July 2009

    Leaders from three of the major task forces operating in the Gulf of Aden met aboard the Spanish warship Numancia (F-83) at sea July 19. Task force commanders from NATO, the European Union and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) met to discuss coalition counterpiracy operations off the coast of Somalia. “Although the three combined task forces […]

  • 30 December 2011

    HMAS Parramatta has provided essential life saving assistance to an Iranian flagged vessel in distress on Christmas Eve. Parramatta is on patrol in the Gulf of Aden conducting the Australian Operation Slipper​ rotation 27 under tasking to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). On 23 December, HMAS Parramatta received the call from a vessel 400 […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    HMS Westminster worked alongside ships from the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, the United States ships (USS) Carney and Chinook and two US Sea Hawk helicopters to practise escorting a cargo ship played by Forward Repair Ship RFA Diligence. A ship that carries a valuable cargo may need to be protected as she travels through an […]

  • 5 April 2018

    EU NAFOR confirms the attack on Saudi oil tanker, identifies the vessel.

  • 28 September 2014

    A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated AUD 280 million (USD 245.5m). The five day operation involved the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion, which was called […]

  • 29 January 2015

    The World Organisation of Dredging Associations (WODA) and Central Dredging Association (CEDA) announce that the WODA workshop on underwater sound in relation to dredging, will be held on Thursday 26 March 2015, in Paris, France. In June 2013 WODA published a Technical Guidance on Underwater Sound in Relation to Dredging. It was compiled by the […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      The fourth edition of the ‘Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy’ (BMP4) has been launched. Supported by all major shipping associations, the Best Management Practices provides invaluable information to help all shipping companies, ship’s masters and crew to fully prepare their ship for transit through the High Risk Area, in order […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Director of Combined Maritime Forces in the Gulf region says coalition efforts have led to a fall in piracy attacks against merchant shipping and local fishing dhows but the risk to trade remains high. The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre reported just one attempted attack by Somali pirates from July 2012 to September […]

  • 16 March 2015

    The forthcoming WODA workshop on 26 March 2015, in Paris, is set to offer delegates an opportunity to update on the latest scientific knowledge and learn from the practical experiences of leading international experts in the field of underwater sound.  The programme for the day will cover all relevant aspects of underwater sound in relation to […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following a number of recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, relevant authorties decided to increase the naval presence in the western part of the region, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) informed. In addition to several attempts at piracy, attacks by small, high speed boats using small arms, rocket propelled grenades, and […]

  • 10 September 2014

    In the last four years the traffic of heroin destined to Europe and North Africa has shifted dramatically from the northern routes to the southern maritime routes. Naval forces belonging to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) – a coalition of 30 states headquartered in Bahrain – have seized more than four tons of heroin in […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Plans for the South Basin Marina, that were submitted by the West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) partnering with South Basin Development Ltd. (SBD), have been given green light by planning authorities, according to Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development. The new South Basin Marina, located at the former Royal Naval Dockyard, will provide a maximum of 100 new berths for […]