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Maritime Security

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

Seized drugs aboard the HMAS Ballarat.The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that took place between 8 and 9 January in the Arabian Sea.

   

Atalanta airborne ops

Atalanta airborne operationsThe continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop piracy is due to the combined efforts of airborne and maritime elements.
   

Crew kidnapped in pirate attack off Benin

Nigerian militants.Six Russian sailors have been kidnapped after their vessel was attacked by pirates whilst sailing off the coast of Benin.
   

Another drug seizure for Combined Maritime Forces

Heroin seized in the Arabian gulf.The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 900 kg of heroin during two boarding operations that took place in international waters of the Northern Arabian Sea under the direction of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.
   

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