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Maritime Security

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

NATO hosts counter-piracy conferenceLast week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean as well as the importance of co-operation between naval units in the region, industry and other concerned organisations.


Arabian Sea raids on arms smugglers show Iran-Yemen link

Weapons seized off the Horn of Africa.When Western navies raided three dhows in the Arabian Sea this year, some of the weapons they found matched arms taken from Houthi rebels in Yemen, a report said, suggesting links between Iranian suppliers and the Yemeni war.

EU will patrol for Somali pirates until end of 2018

Operation Atalanta to continue until 2017The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said.

Final Ocean Shield flight undertaken by Royal Danish Air Force

Final Ocean Shield air sortieLast week saw a detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members fly their Challenger CL-604 from the Seychelles for the final time on an Operation Ocean Shield sortie.

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