Tag Archive: arms
Weapons seized by HMAS Darwin from a small-arms smuggler boarded approximately 170 nautical miles off the coast of Oman. *** Local Caption *** HMAS Darwin  is conducting Maritime Security Operations under the authority of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf during her deployment in the Middle East Region.
HMAS Darwin is deployed on Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). 

CMF undertakes patrols to combat piracy and to intercept the trafficking of drugs and weapons that help fund international terrorism. CMF also encourages regional cooperation to create a safer maritime environment.

HMAS Darwin is on her 7th deployment to the Middle East Region and is the 62nd rotation of a RAN vessel in the region since the first Gulf War in 1991.

CMF in huge arms bust

Weapons en route to Somalia. HMAS Darwin seizes large weapons cache Operating as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), Australian ship HMAS Darwin has uncovered and seized a large weapons cache ...
Arms Ship Seized

Arms Ship Seized

Guinea has blocked a ship containing arms allegedly destined for neighbouring Mali, whose northern half has fallen into the hands of Qaeda-linked extremists. Mali arms ship seized in Guinea Guinea's minister of ...
Searches and threats

Searches and Threats

German ship subjected to a search in Turkey was originally to have made a stop in Tartus, Syria. The owners halted the journey after receiving an email from a Syrian ...

Floating Armouries

Officials in Kenya have raised concerns over the "legal gray area" represented by the practise of private security firms storing weapons aboard floating armouries in international waters. Piracy fighters use floating armouries Nairobi - ...
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Arms Debate

Britain is poised to allow merchant ships formally to carry arms in a dramatic effort to tackle the escalating threat of international piracy. The move is designed to protect UK ships ...