Tag: dhows

  • Praise for the CMF

    Counter narcotics and anti-terrorism operations by the Combined Maritime Forces cuts funding to terrorist networks from drug smuggling pirates Anti-drug patrols smash hashish and heroin smugglers in the Arabian Sea amid record narcotics […]

  • CMF drug haul continues

    The hits keep coming for the CMF. HMAS Warramunga in support of CMF continues seizure success with over 7 tonnes of drugs seized in Arabian Sea ON 3-4 MARCH HMAS […]

  • CMF drugs seizures a success

    Operation scores huge success in drug seizures. Nearly 2 tons of narcotics seized under CTF150 Operation Southern Surge In the last two months, the French-UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) […]

  • Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack

      Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack Off Somalia On Tuesday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel INS Sharda rescued the Liberian-flagged bulker Lord Mountbatten from a pirate attack 150 nm off the […]

  • Iran unable to negotiate with pirates

    Dhow crews hijacked by pirates. Iran: Political bids on crew hijacked by Somali pirates impossible By Mehdi Sepahvand Tehran says that a political approach to the case of a dozen […]

  • US, Saudi Arabia to block Iran arms

    Gulf Arab countries and Washington agree to deploy joint patrols to intercept ships smuggling Iranian weapons to Yemen. US and GCC agree on bid to block Iran arms smuggling Gulf […]

  • No hijacking on anti-piracy watch

    Attacks on dhows not recorded. No hijacking on anti-piracy watch: Navy Indian Navy, which plays a crucial role in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia coast, […]

  • Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages

    The plight of international seafarers held hostage by pirates. Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages Between 2000 and 2013, 2,919 seafarers were held hostage by Somali pirates in inhumane conditions, in some instances […]