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Countering Smuggling in the Arabian Sea: Multinational Approach Delivering Results

On December 27, 2022, while patrolling the Arabian Sea, the French frigate FNS Guépratte intercepted a fishing vessel aiming to smuggle illegal drugs. Laden with roughly 7,700 pounds of hashish and..

Why the SDF is still patrolling the Gulf of Aden for pirates

When a light suddenly flashed across the radar screen, the crew inside a Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C patrol aircraft stationed in East Africa alerted the pilots to a potential situation at sea.

Iran’s navy prevents pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

An Iranian warship on Saturday prevented an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country’s naval chief said. “Navy commandos were successful in..

Suspicious Approach - 105nm SE Nishtun

UKMTO reporting indicates that that a vessel has reported being approached by four small craft. 

Arab Coalition destroys two Houthi explosive-laden boats

The Arab Coalition said late Wednesday its forces intercepted and destroyed two bomb-laden boats belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia.

Attack - 35nm South West of Nishtun

Reporting indicates that an MV was attacked approximately 35nm SW of Nishtun. 

International Coalition Protects Vital Shipping Lanes

The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) was created in July 2019 as a way to deter unprofessional behavior in the waters of the Middle East region through its operational arm, Coalition..

Approach - 28nm SE Perim Island

Reporting indicates that the BOW ORION (IMO: 9818515) has been approached whilst underway within the Southern Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

Coalition forces in Yemen foil Houthi boatbomb attack

Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen intercepted and destroyed a remote-controlled boat rigged with explosives in Hodeidah governorate on Sunday, the alliance's joint command said.

Yemen seizes boat loaded with weapons in Red Sea

AL-MUKALLA: Yemen coastguards in the Red Sea have seized a boat loaded with three tons of ammunition, as the country intensifies sea patrols to intercept Iranian weapon shipments to the Houthis.