U.S. Warship in Gulf Seizes Missile Parts of Suspected Iranian Origin

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 25: A U.S. Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. […] In a statement, the Pentagon confirmed that on Nov. 25 a U.S. warship found “advanced missile components” on a stateless vessel and an initial investigation indicated the…

December 5, 2019
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US Active Duty Sailor Shoots and Kills Two Civilians, Injures A Third, at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu

Published on December 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04, 14:30 LT (12:30 GMT +1): A US military spokesman has confirmed that on Wednesday an active-duty sailor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard) in Honolulu shot and killed two civilian shipyard workers, and injured a third civilian employee, before killing himself. The shooting occured near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines….

December 5, 2019
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South Korea Fires Warning Shots Toward North Korean Merchant Vessel

Published on December 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 27: South Korea’s military fired warning shots toward a North Korean merchant boat with engine trouble that violated their sea border on Wednesday, South Korean officials said. The vessel was detected crossing the inter-Korean maritime frontier at around 6:40 a.m. (2140 GMT Tuesday) near a South Korean border island off the west coast, the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

December 4, 2019
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10 Pro-Gov’t Soldiers Injured During Confrontation Preventing Armed Houthi Attack in Hodeidah, Yemen

Published on December 4, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 29: Forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government managed on Friday to foil a fresh armed attack launched by the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told Xinhua. “The Houthi rebels launched a large attack against the locations of the joint pro-government forces in Hays district of Hodeidah,” the local official…

December 4, 2019
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Philippine Police Attacked By Suspected Smugglers Near Purok Kulasi (Makar Port)

Published on December 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 28: Policemen of the 1201st maritime police station were attacked while returning to their post at the Makar port aboard an inflatable boat at approx. 04:00 LT. An unknown number of attackers fired at the inflatable boat, causing the vessel to capsize about 200 meters from the shores of Purok Kulasi. At least four policemen were injured in…

December 3, 2019
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China Suspends Visits By US Military Ships and Aircraft to Hong Kong After Trump Signs Bill Supporting Protesters

Published on December 2, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 02: China’s government said Monday that it is suspending visits from U.S. military ships and aircraft to Hong Kong, blaming the Trump administration for support of pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous region for months. CNBC reported that China’s foreign ministry pointed to legislation signed by President Trump last week that imposes sanctions on individuals suspected of committing human rights violations in the…

December 3, 2019
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Europe to Operate Gulf Maritime Security Mission Out of French Base in Abu Dhabi

Published on December 2, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 01: French Defence Minister Florence Parly has announced that a French naval base in Abu Dhabi, opened in 2009 and known as “Peace Camp,” will serve as the headquarters for a new European-led maritime security mission for the Gulf. The headquarters, aiming for launch early next year, will begin operations with a staff of 15 who “contribute to…

December 3, 2019
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Initial Reports of Attack on Survey Vessel in Bab el Mandeb Strait

Published on November 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 19: According to initial reports, unidentified assailants fired on a survey vessel from the shore at 1845 hrs local time during an operation off Mayyun Island in the Bab el Mandeb Strait. There was no confirmation of who was responsible for the attack, or whether the vessel suffered any damage as a result of the gunfire. Previously, on…

November 28, 2019
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Curfew in Esszone Extended Until December 07

Published on November 26, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 23: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) which is scheduled to end tomorrow will be extended until Dec 7. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah in a statement said the curfew from 6pm to 6am covered the waters off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran.He said…

November 27, 2019
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