The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), followed by the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), transit the Strait of Hormuz. -CC via Flickr/Official U.S. Navy Page The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), followed by the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), transit the Strait of Hormuz. -CC via Flickr/Official U.S. Navy Page

Saudi Arabia joins maritime protection mission

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019
CAIRO - 18 September 2019: Saudi Arabia has joined an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas, Saudi state media reported on Wednesday, citing an official source in the defence ministry.

The ​​operation area for the International Maritime Security Construct covers the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of​​Oman and the Arabian Gulf, the report said.

Several international merchant vessels have been attacked in the Gulf this year in incidents that have rocked world commodities trading. Washington blames Iran, which denies the accusation.
 
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