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

USS Denver Collaborates Medical Training

first_img View post tag: Defence USS Denver Collaborates Medical Training Training & Education August 29, 2013 View post tag: Training View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Denvercenter_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Collaborates View post tag: Medical Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Denver Collaborates Medical Training View post tag: News by topic Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) medical staff began a two-day basic lifesaving training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV) in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 28 during a scheduled port visit.The basic lifesaving training incorporates CPR and basic patient stabilization in a hands-on fashion where the attendees will then take the skills they learn back to their home clinics and continue training their staff.The training is just one part of a much larger health initiative and is held in collaboration with staff from the Royal Darwin Hospital, in Darwin, Australia, Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health Directorate of Community Health Services, HNGV, the National Hospital Referral and Ambulance Services, St. John of God Healthcare, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)-supported health improvement project (HADIAK).“This effort once again brings the widest array of partners imaginable together,” said U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Fergin. “The range of Timor-Leste-based partners is large, maybe even unprecedented.”For many medical staff members of Denver, the event serves as their first international medical training, but they have high hopes for the future benefits that it could provide.“This is a program that has a definite curriculum that they hope to continue to use long after we leave,” said Lt. Bethany J. God, Denver’s medical doctor. “It’s not something that should be one-and-done, they should be able to teach and continue this program after we’re gone as well.”“The next two days will set the standard and the model for our cooperation through years ahead,” said Fergin.Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), commanded by Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON), 11 and is currently participating in Exercise Koolendong with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.[mappress]Press Release, August 29, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more