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Maritime Security

US Navy assists pirated dhow

altThe United States Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) has provided medical assistance and supplies to an Iranian-flagged dhow in the Arabian Sea after it was raided by Somali pirates.

Nigerian Navy believed to be buyer of three Shaldag fast patrol boats

altIsrael Shipyards has sold three Shaldag fast patrol boats to an African country, which is believed to be Nigeria. The West African nation is in the midst of expanding its navy in order to combat maritime insecurity such as piracy and oil theft.

Importance of Indian Ocean not appreciated: Australian defence minister

altAustralian Defence Minister Stephen Smith says the critical and growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to be under-appreciated. Smith noted in a speech to the Lowy Institute in Sydney that the Indo-Pacific will be home to three of the world's superpowers - the United States, China and India - and is now home to four of the world's largest militaries - the US, Russia, China and North Korea.

Two pirated dhows freed in the last three days

altCounter piracy forces from the European Union and NATO in the Gulf of Aden have liberated two pirated dhows, freeing their crews and capturing a number of suspected pirates.

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