24 Apr 2015

NATO to Open Office in Djibouti to Support Anti-Piracy Efforts

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to establish a liaison office in Djibouti to boost anti-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa, the 28-nation bloc said.” Source: NATO to Open Office in Djibouti to Support Anti-Piracy Efforts – Bloomberg Business

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24 Apr 2015

Iranian ships moving away from Yemen: U.S. official

“Iranian ships are moving northeast away from Yemen, a U.S. official said on Thursday after a convoy of Iranian cargo ships prompted U.S. concerns that Tehran was sending weapons into the region.” Source: Iranian ships moving away from Yemen: U.S. official | Reuters

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21 Apr 2015

TR strike group ready to block Iranian ships off Yemen

“The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and members of its strike group are heading toward the waters off Yemen to conduct maritime security operations, a 5th Fleet spokesman said Monday.” Source: TR strike group ready to block Iranian ships off Yemen

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20 Apr 2015

Navy has seven combat ships around Yemen as Saudi-led blockade continues

“The U.S. Navy has seven combat ships in the waters around Yemen as the Saudi-led bombing campaign there continues, but U.S. troops are not participating in a Saudi naval blockade in the region, U.S. military officials said Friday.” Source: Navy has seven combat ships around Yemen as Saudi-led blockade continues

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20 Apr 2015

Mediterranean migrants send distress call from ‘sinking boat’

“The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says it has received a distress call from a sinking boat with 300 migrants in the Mediterranean. Some 20 people are reported dead, an IOM spokesman said. The caller said about three boats needed help in international waters.” Source: Mediterranean migrant’s distress call from

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19 Apr 2015

Mediterranean migrants: Hundreds feared dead after boat capsizes

“Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says. A major rescue operation is under way after the vessel carrying ‘between 500 and 700 migrants’ capsized at midnight local time, in Libyan waters south

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17 Apr 2015

Sicilian fishing boat seized off Libyan coast is recaptured

“The Italian navy has taken back control of a Sicilian fishing boat that was seized by the Libyan coastguard up to 64km (40 miles) off the coast of Libya.” Source: Sicilian fishing boat seized off Libyan coast is recaptured – BBC News

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15 Apr 2015

Italy: 400 May Have Drowned in Capsizing of Migrant Ship

“The aid group Save the Children said Tuesday that 400 people may have drowned this week in a capsizing off the Libyan coast, based on its interviews of survivors who arrived in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy. Italy’s coast guard helped rescue 144 people on Monday and has found nine

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15 Apr 2015

UK Military Monitors 3 Russian Warships in English Channel

“Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Tuesday it was monitoring the activities of a Russian destroyer and two other ships in the English Channel.” Source: UK Military Monitors 3 Russian Warships in English Channel | Military.com

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13 Apr 2015

Asia-Pacific Leads Sub Market

“Submarine investment remains popular globally, with the Asia-Pacific region taking the lion’s share of builds and programs, according to Tony Beitinger, vice president of market intelligence for AMI International Naval Analysts & Advisors.” Source: Asia-Pacific Leads Sub Market

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