22 May 2015

Yemen-bound Iranian ship diverted to Djibouti

“An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen has arrived in Djibouti and is anchored offshore, according to a US official.” Source: Yemen-bound Iranian ship diverted to Djibouti – Al Jazeera English

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20 May 2015

U.S., Iranian Warships Shadowing Cargo Ship Near Yemen

“Iran has sent two warships to accompany an Iranian cargo boat delivering humanitarian aid to Yemen, and the United States has sent warships to shadow the Iranians.” Source: U.S., Iranian Warships Shadowing Cargo Ship Near Yemen

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18 May 2015

Iranian Cargo Ship Enters Gulf of Aden On Route To Yemen

“An Iranian-flagged cargo ship that is bound for Yemen in defiance of U.S. warnings has entered the Gulf of Aden and is expected to reach port on May 21.” Source: Iranian Cargo Ship Enters Gulf of Aden On Route To Yemen

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12 May 2015

First Russia-China naval war games underway in Mediterranean

“Neither Russia nor China has one inch of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, making it an unlikely and provocative venue for their first joint naval war games. The 10 days of maneuvers that got underway Monday will include live-fire exercises in the strategic sea connecting Europe, Africa and the Middle

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11 May 2015

Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

“Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government said on Monday they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach, and one crew member was killed in what Turkey described as a ‘contemptible attack’.” Source: Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

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07 May 2015

NATO researchers test underwater drones in Norway

“At first glance it resembles a torpedo — a sleek metal cylinder with a propeller and what appears to be a dorsal fin. Yet the device lowered into the frigid waters off the western coast of Norway by the crew of this 3,200-ton research vessel is no weapon; it’s a

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07 May 2015

Navy ends escort mission in Strait of Hormuz

“The U.S. Navy has ended its week-old mission to accompany American- and British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.” Source: Navy ends escort mission in Strait of Hormuz

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07 May 2015

Maersk Tigris: Iran releases seized cargo ship

“A container ship seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran last week has been released, its operator has confirmed. Rickmers Shipmanagement said the 24 crew members of the Maersk Tigris ‘are in a good condition’.” Source: Maersk Tigris: Iran releases seized cargo ship – BBC News

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06 May 2015

Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

“Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters.” Source: Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills | Reuters

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05 May 2015

‘Dozens die’ as migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

“Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat sank south of Sicily, the Save the Children aid group says. It says survivors reported that many people fell into the sea as a rescue vessel was approaching. “ Source: ‘Dozens die’ as migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean –

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