Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of United States Naval Forces Central Command, has applauded the Egyptian leading role in maintaining regional security in the Red Sea in a Tuesday article.
The US Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul and the Royal Navy's frigate HMS Lancaster responded to the incident, with the Lancaster launching a helicopter.
Commander of the Egyptian Naval Force Admiral Ashraf Atwa met his Saudi counterpart Fahd Bin Abdallah al-Ghefeily, and his Qatari counterpart Abdallah Hassan al-Seleity.
The Israeli navy on Saturday opened fire and water hoses at Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the northern Gaza coast and forced them to return to shore, reported WAFA correspondent.
A ceremony was held in Alexandria and attended by commander of the Egyptian Naval Force and commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet.
The frigate is one of four, and was built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at SBN shipyard.
The drills were conducted with the participation of the helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel Nasser and the frigate Al Galala with the US destroyer USS DELBERT D.BLACK, the statement added.
Nine of those are Syrian, while one is Indian.
The Egyptian frigate (Segm Abu Qir), the French helicopter carrier MISTRAL and the French FREMM-class frigate COURBET carried out many different training activities.
Those were carried out with several countries.
They will last for several days with the participation of Cypriot, Emirati, and Jordanian elements.
Egypt's Navy marked Thursday its 54th anniversary by carrying out several naval and air formations that were on hand to receive the units returning from combat missions
Those took place in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The meeting was attended by Commander of the Egyptian Naval Force Ahmed Khaled.
That is within the activities of the 4th edition of the presidential initiative Reviving the Roots (NOSTOS).
The naval maneuvers included an air defense exercise, tactical exercises for the use of armed forces with naval units, and electronic warfare exercises.
The second multi-purpose FREMM Bergamini frigate arrived at Alexandria Naval Base on Wednesday as part of a comprehensive strategy to upgrade the Egyptian navy.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian and French naval forces carried out joint exercises also in the Red Sea.
The Egyptian and French naval forces held joint drills in the Red Sea, as announced by Egypt's Military Spokesperson Tamer al-Refai Sunday.
On the Egyptian side, the warships that participated are frigate "Sharm El Sheikh" and corvette "Abou Qir."