Category archives for: Naval News

First MOAS Rescue Mission Bears Fruit

First MOAS Rescue Mission Bears Fruit

Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) successfully coordinated two rescues at the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, August 30, under the guidance of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of Rome. On Saturday morning, MOAS was directed by MRCC Rome to a vessel in distress: a wooden fishing boat carrying 227 Syrians and Palestinians. The group consisted […]

Heroin Laden Ship Blown Up

Heroin Laden Ship Blown Up

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta oversaw the operation to blow up the ship caught with the heroin haul worth over USD 11.3 million on Friday, August 29. The President – aboard a Kenya Air Force chopper, and the Kenya Navy in the warship KNS Jasiri – led journalists, security personnel and anti-narcotic officials as the ship and the drugs were […]

Major Drug Bust for USCG Cutter Tampa

Major Drug Bust for USCG Cutter Tampa

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international waters in the Caribbean Sea Aug. 10. The Tampa was on patrol in support of migrant and drug interdiction operations in the Windward Passage when they came across the suspect vessel […]

Fijian Police Drops YouTube Shooting Video Investigation

Fijian Police Drops YouTube Shooting Video Investigation

The Fiji Police Force has confirmed that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Fiji Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald said it had been established that the video was shot outside of Fiji waters and involved a confrontation between Asian Fishing crews and pirates somewhere […]

Cetacea Runs Aground

Cetacea Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard is currently monitoring the Cetacea whale-watching ferry that ran aground in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts at 8:20 p.m., August 27. When the ferry ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier, Coast Guard crews from Station Point Allerton launched a rescue crew aboard a 47-foot motor life boat to provide […]

UPDATE: Fire-Stricken Pine Galaxy Towed to San Francisco

UPDATE: Fire-Stricken Pine Galaxy Towed to San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy arrived in San Francisco for repairs Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Commercial tugs towed the ship safely into the Port of San Francisco with an escort by the Coast Guard Cutter Pike and the crew of a Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat — Medium. The Pine […]

Deadliest Week in Mediterranean

Deadliest Week in Mediterranean

More than 300 people died while trying to make irregular sea crossings from North Africa to Europe in the past week, bringing the death toll this year from sinking vesels on the Mediterranean to almost 1,900, including some 1,600 since June, according to UNHCR. “The past few days have been the deadliest this year on […]

USCG Fires on Iranian Boat in Arabian Gulf

USCG Fires on Iranian Boat in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel trained a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent, the U.S. Department of Defence said.  A statement issued by […]

UK Warship Seizes 600 Kilo Cocaine Haul

UK Warship Seizes 600 Kilo Cocaine Haul

A UK Royal Navy’s warship HMS Argyll has seized nearly 600 kilos of cocaine with a street value of nearly USD 35 million after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean. After receiving information that a suspicious-looking vessel had been spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft, HMS Argyll, which is on counter-narcotics operations in the region, […]

Liberian-Flagged Bulker Busted for Cocaine Smuggling

Liberian-Flagged Bulker Busted for Cocaine Smuggling

The Colombian Navy has seized 39.8 kilograms of cocaine found aboard the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier “Ping May”, the Navy informed. Coast Guard Station Santa Marta and CTI personnel conducted the inspection of the vessel which was anchored in the sector Swamp – Magdalena. They found two bags with 40 packages containing drugs located in the […]

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