According to a July 15 report from VOANews.com, Somali pirates abandoned an Indian after using it to attack a Liberian flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. It was reported that the ship’s 14 crew members were unharmed.
An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for war-ravaged Yemenis has arrived in Djibouti. It will be inspected by the United Nations so its cargo can be shipped to conflict-torn Yemen.
About 10 Russian and Azerbaijani ships will take part in a joint naval exercise in the Caspian Sea for the first time; RIA Novosti cited the statement of Russia’s Southern Military District.
The Indian Navy's indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx).
According to an official statement,