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US Navy Delivers 6th Coastal Patrol Boat to Iraq

The U.S. Navy formally delivered the sixth 35-meter patrol boat (P-305) to the Iraqi Navy at the Umm Qasr naval facility in Iraq on Nov. 3, after the ship successfully completed reactivation in Bahrain, Oct. 23. The seamless reactivation enabled delivery to an Iraqi naval base one week ahead of schedule. "The team has once […]


Iraq's Navy Recieves Boats From US

Iraq Navy’s has received the first of nine military observation boats from the United States, according to a Navy Command source quoted by Aswat al-Iraq on Sunday. “The boat is part of an order for 9 boats, manufactured in the United States, according to a contract concluded previously,” he said. He continued that the "boats […]


Iraqi Force Tracks Down 'Pirates'

An Iraqi navy has tracked down the thieves who hijacked a number of ships near Iraq’s oil ports in Basra, a news report from Aswat al-Iraq quotes an Iraqi Web site. “We cannot describe these thieves as pirates, they are just thieves,” said an Iraqi source. He described such incidents as one-off events committed by […]

French Navy Makes First Call in 32 Years

A French navy ship with 95 sailors on board docked Tuesday at the southern Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, in the first such visit in 32 years amid French efforts to "revive" ties with Baghdad. The two-day stop by the Ducuing, a military dispatch ship, began with a reception organised by the Iraqi navy, who […]