Disrupting Strait of Hormuz Would be “Illegal and Unsuccessful”, U.K. Defence Secretary Says

first_img View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Disrupting Strait of Hormuz Would be “Illegal and Unsuccessful”, U.K. Defence Secretary Says Authorities January 6, 2012 View post tag: Unsuccessful View post tag: Hormuz View post tag: Disrupting View post tag: News by topic Disrupting Strait of Hormuz Would be “Illegal and Unsuccessful”, U.K. Defence Secretary Says View post tag: would View post tag: Naval View post tag: Strait View post tag: says View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Navy View post tag: U.K. View post tag: Illegal U.K. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has stated that any intention by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz will be deemed as illegal and unsuccessful.He added that disruption to the flow of oil through the strait will impose a threat to regional and global economic growth and that the U.K. Royal Navy will have a considerable role as part of the Combined Maritime Forces, both at the Headquarters in Bahrain and through the mine counter-measure vessels which help maintain freedom of navigation in the Gulf.Iran has threatened to block oil deliveries through the Strait of Hormuz should global powers impose sanctions on the country’s oil industry due to its nuclear activities.Hammond is visiting Washington on Thursday to meet U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and discuss Afghanistan, the Gulf and defense cooperation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 06, 2012; Image: 7sur7 Share this articlelast_img read more

USNS Comfort Sails to Final CP15 Mission Stop in Haiti

first_img September 11, 2015 USNS Comfort Sails to Final CP15 Mission Stop in Haiti Share this article U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will anchor off the Haitian coast today, marking its final Continuing Promise 2015 mission stop with an opening ceremony.Since April, the U.S. Southern Command hospital ship has taken a team of U.S. military medical and construction personnel, private-aid organizations and partner-nation officials to 11 Latin American and Caribbean nations, treating more than 100,000 patients and performing community-assistance projects.The ship visited Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Panama, according to Defense Department officials.Haiti is the final mission stop, but the ship will also stop at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a two-day port visit, and Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for a one-day visit after it leaves Haiti on its return to homeport, according to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet sources.While in Haiti, sailors from the ship will demonstrate the Continuing Promise 2015 mission and capabilities to its Haitian hosts, and administer medical and dental care to Haitian patients, while surgeries will be performed onboard.[mappress mapid=”16903″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: CP15 Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Comfort Sails to Final CP15 Mission Stop in Haiti View post tag: Mission Stop View post tag: Haiti View post tag: USNS Comfort Authoritieslast_img read more