Tiffany Foster Close Second in $30,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix

first_imgHilary McNerney (USA) flew to the top of the podium aboard Singuletto in the $30,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, January 17, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) to close out 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) competition for the week.The second week of international show jumping at WEF will feature CSI3* competition on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village with the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 2 on Friday, Saturday’s $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic and $10,000 Hermès U25 Welcome, and an exciting Sunday of competition featuring the $137,000 Restylane Grand Prix CSI3* followed by the $25,000 Hermès U25 Grand Prix. Don’t miss a minute of the action and watch all the feature classes for free on the livestream. WEF hosts 13 weeks of shows through April 4 in Wellington, Florida.A total of 48 entries contested the opening round of the Pilates Rocks Grand Prix with nine moving on to the jump-off over a shortened track set by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) and Andy Christiansen Jr. (ECU). Last to go in the second round, McNerney had her work cut out for her with three double clear efforts already on the board in the International Arena. She and her own 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding put the pedal to the metal and crossed the timers in a blistering 41.274 seconds.“After the first round I could tell that he wasn’t going to hit a jump,” she said. “Going into the jump-off, it kind of makes it more fun because it’s like, ‘Okay, he’s into this, so let’s go. Get with the program, mom.’ It motivates you even more when they jump like that for you. I think that motivated me heading into the jump-off for sure.”It was veteran Canadian rider Tiffany Foster finishing just off the winning time in the runner-up position aboard the 10-year-old mare Vienna for the Artisan Farms, LLC with a double clear effort in 41.378 seconds. It was a clean sweep of the podium for female riders as Gabriela Reutter (CHI) piloted 11-year-old Maharees Rock owned by Lumiere Horses Inc to a third-place finish in 44.482 seconds.Singuletto, or “Ziggy” as he’s known around the barn, is a horse McNerney has had since he was seven years old. Five years later, the pair is very well acquainted with each other and continue to develop their careers together. They shaved time off the clock by maximizing their effort with his big stride, helping to land them atop the podium.“We’re just stepping up so we might start to do some WEF Challenges and see how it goes,” said McNerney. “Maybe we’ll do some CSI4* classes with my horse Captain Cooper, who can do some of the bigger classes, so we’re just saving him right now and using Ziggy to do a little bit more of the bigger classes, which is nice. It’s my goal to do well in these kinds of classes, so I guess I have a good start.”In preparation for WEF, McNerney opted to stay in Florida throughout the summer and fall and took part in the shows offered by Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) in Wellington. She credits the quality of the competition and extra experience she gained for how well prepared she is coming into the winter circuit.“It was so nice. The [derby] field at the dressage grounds is amazing,” she said. “We usually go to Europe and Spruce Meadows so usually we travel a lot more, but I have to say those shows were perfect. I think we were smart in staying here.”Kicking off the final day of WEF 1 it was Crack Uno and Kendra Gierkink for Section A and Brianne Link aboard Cortina for Section B, earning blue ribbons in the $10,000 Medium Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Continuing her hot streak at WEF, Grace Debney took top call in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior Jumper Classic, presented by Griffis Residential, with Boheme De La Roque.Final Results: $30,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix1. SINGULETTO: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Singulord Joter x UlikaiHILARY MCNERNEY (USA), Hilary McNerney: 0/0/41.2742. VIENNA: 2011 Hanovarian mare by Valentino x Leena JTIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms, LLC: 0/0/41.3783. MAHAREES ROCK: 2010 Irish Sport Horse mare by Obos Quality 004 x Atlantic SallyGABRIELA REUTTER (CHI), Lumiere Horses Inc: 0/0/44.4824. CESNA M: 2012 OS gelding by Check In 2 x FuriellaMARGIE ENGLE (USA), Virginia Bartholomay: 0/0/44.7685. AYAMONTE BG Z: 2009 Zangersheide stallion by Air Jordan x Ulene Van Het LindenhofTANNER KOROTKIN (USA), Castlewood Farm Inc: 0/4/46.4706. BARDOLINA 2: 2009 Holsteiner mare by Clarimo x LandosMARIO DESLAURIERS (CAN), Wishing Well Farm, LLC: 0/4/47.5067. EST DI PALATINA: 2009 KWPN mare by Namelus x GuidamCHARLES JACOBS (USA), CMJ Sporthorse, LLC: 0/4/49.3258. TOULOUSE Z: 2011 Zangersheide mare by Toulon x Balinamore Van De NblauwaertMCLAIN WARD (USA), McLain Ward: 0/8/45.0439. GIN CHIN VAN HET LINDENHOF: 2006 BWP gelding by Chin Chin x C Unanyme Vh Lindenhof ZFLO NORRIS (GBR), Cisca Norris: 0/15/52.18910. BUGATTI: 2006 KWPN gelding by Heartbreaker x PilotWILHELM GENN (GER), Eduardo Leon: 1/84.263 Tags: Tiffany Foster, show jumping, Vienna, WQEF 2021, Hilary McNerney, Singuletto, Pilates Rocks Grand Prix, Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. 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Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Philippine Sea Visits Sevastopol

first_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Guided-missile Training & Education View post tag: sea The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea arrived in Sevastopol, Oct. 21, for a regularly scheduled port visit to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with European nations and enhance maritime safety and security.While in port, the crew will host a formal reception giving the officers and crew a chance to meet with national and local civil and military leaders. “These receptions are a way for the crew to thank the hosting country for the hospitality they show us every day we are in port,” said Capt. Herbert Hadley, Philippine Sea’s commanding officer. “They are essential in maintaining the bonds our countries have with one another.”Some members of the crew will spend their time inport giving back to the local community through a service project at a local maternity clinic.“It’s service to the community that really show humanity,” said Command Chaplain Lt. Jonathan Black. “It is important to lend a hand where a hand is needed. It’s a simple act of goodwill that Sailors can offer to the people that open their ports and allow us to enjoy what they have to offer.”Philippine Sea’s crew will have several chances to train and interact with their Ukrainian counterparts during the port visit. “This is a great opportunity for our two militaries,” said Command Master Chief Scott Kircher. “Both nations have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that when put into use will help maintain maritime security throughout the Black Sea Region.”Philippine Sea is conducting this port visit as part of a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Source: navy, October 25, 2011 View post tag: Cruiser View post tag: visits View post tag: Philippine Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Philippine Sea Visits Sevastopolcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Philippine Sea Visits Sevastopol View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic October 25, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sevastopol Share this articlelast_img read more

Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron

first_img View post tag: swap View post tag: Squadron View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gibraltar View post tag: Year Back to overview,Home naval-today Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron View post tag: serving View post tag: Reservists Two Royal Navy Reservists have swapped their civilian lives for a year serving as part of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. They are manning the Royal Navy’s Fast Patrol Boats patrolling the shores of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediteranean. Able Rate Alex Harper (22) and Able Rate Matthew Amelan (40) have swapped their civilian lives to coxswain the navy’s Pacific rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs) where they will be working for a year. On opposite watches they are part of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron consisting of two Scimitar- class patrol boats HMS Scimitar and HMS Sabre and three Pacific Rigid Raiders.The role of the boats and people of the Gibraltar Squadron is to safeguard Gibraltar’s shores, while contributing to joint operations. In addition, the Gibraltar Squadron provides a maritime Quick Reaction Force to support ships in the local area, and keeps a watchful eye over shipping passing through the Strait of Gibraltar. The craft of the squadron are often busy supporting British and NATO exercises in the region, or indeed other nations’ maritime forces. Achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots the rigid inflatable boats are more than capable of providing maritime security and keeping the watching eye in the area.Alex said:“I am really enjoying my time at the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. It can be a challenging maritime environment to operate and so far I’m finding it particularly rewarding”. On joining the naval reserves he added: “Joining the Reserves has been an excellent opportunity for me to learn new skills, take part in exciting activities and transform my spare time”.Mathew said:“I am enjoying my full time Reserve commitment at the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron, my duty involves routine patrols off British Gibraltar Territorial Waters as a Coxswain, on duty I’m at short notice to perform a variety of tasks”.Commanding Officer of HMS Scimitar Lt Tom Knott said: “As part of Future Reserves 2020 the Royal Naval Reserves will have an even more significant role. Using reservists for us is mutually beneficial, is gives us flexibility in the Squadron whilst providing the reservists with depth and experience patrolling in a challenging environment”The Senior Naval Officer of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron and Commanding Officer HMS Sabre Lt Adam Stevenson said: We’re delighted to have Able Rates Alex Harper and Matthew Amelan as part of the Gibraltar Squadron, I have been particularly impressed with the dedication and commitment they have shown. The enhancement they have provided to the operational capability of the Squadron reflects highly of them and the wider contribution that the RNR are making to the Future Naval Force.”Alex has been a naval reservist at his local Reservist Unit in Plymouth HMS Vivid since 2006, in his civilian career he is a trainee chef in Plymouth. In the short time since joining, he has had an action packed career conducting anti-piracy patrols onboard RFA Wave Knight and Force Protection onboard RFA Lyme Bay. He has also been awarded an Iraq medal for his time spent on Operation Telic in 2010. Since joining he has also managed to travel to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kenya.Matthew’s current reservist unit is HMS Eaglet, Liverpool and since joining the Reserves in 2009 has served onboard HMS Ocean on anti-drugs operations in the Caribbean and Force Protection onboard RFA Cardigan Bay.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 17, 2012; Image: royalnavy February 17, 2012 View post tag: part View post tag: Lives View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Enterprise Completes SHOTEX

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Enterprise Completes SHOTEX Medical department Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted a ship-wide vaccination, or SHOTEX, while on deployment March 19-20.The SHOTEX evolution allows a large percentage of the crew to quickly and efficiently receive the immunizations required for them to operate in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.The shots are part of an effort to keep Sailors healthy and mission ready at all times. During this SHOTEX, corpsmen administered vaccines for both small pox and anthrax.“Anthrax and small pox are mandatory vaccinations for uniformed personnel deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for more than 15 consecutive days,” said Lt. Monica E. Hernandez, a medical administrative officer aboard Enterprise.In preparing for the evolution, supplies of vaccine syringes, biohazard containers and other medical supplies were ordered to help facilitate the large number of Sailors who would receive the vaccinations. “We staged approximately 20 hospital corpsmen throughout the department in an effort to make the evolution as smooth as possible,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jeffery D. Bozeman. “We administered roughly 3,000 vaccines in 48 hours.”The Big E keeps thousands of medical supplies on board to facilitate an evolution like this, as well as to prepare for every day occurrences.“We make sure that we have the supplies we need and if not we make an effort to have what we need brought in by helocoptor or during an underway replenishment,” said Chief Hospital Corpsman Luis A Valdez, a Medical department chief petty officer.The medical department’s planning prior to the vaccinations ensured there were more than enough supplies on-hand and that the SHOTEX was successful.“My guys did a great job in making sure that this was a smooth evolution.”The Medical department administered the vaccines in order to help prepare the crew for the possibility of a bio-chemical attack aimed at the ship.“If an enemy were to attack using biological warfare, the vaccines can add to the first line of defense against infection,” said Hernandez. “We do our part to make sure that the crew is ready to perform the mission at a moments notice.”Training evolutions like SHOTEX are important elements of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 27, 2012; Training & Education Share this article March 27, 2012 View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval USS Enterprise Completes SHOTEX View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: SHOTEX View post tag: completes View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

USS Bataan to Host Court

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Bataan to Host Court View post tag: host Training & Education November 7, 2012 Contractors are working overtime transforming the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) into a full-scale basketball court for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic scheduled for, Nov. 9, at Naval Station Mayport.The classic, which will feature the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, will be one of many events scheduled to take place during the city’s celebration of the “Week of Valor.”Crews are planning to work 10-hour shifts for the next two days to complete the construction. The seating area is built to hold more than 3,500 spectators. “We want to make sure this event is perfect,” said Lillian Voros, staging technician for Sounds Good Audio (SGA).While the SGA team works to put up framing and supports, others work to lay out the court and ensure services will be available for the event. Teamwork is a key factor essential to completing a project of this magnitude.“We’ve had a lot of coordination with the city of Jacksonville and with the Southeast region,” said Capt. Erik Ross, commanding officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5). For several months there have been visitors from Jacksonville to the Bataan in Norfolk, Va., to meet with contractors and ensure this event is a success.In addition to the construction of frames, seating and support beams, sound and lighting are equally important to ensure a quality viewing experience.“We are providing television quality lighting for the game“, said Scott VanHelten, shop operations manager for Musco Mobile Lightning. “The goal is to make the classic a memorable event which will honor veterans and active duty members as well as the families who support them.”The classic is slated to be televised live from the flight deck of Bataan. The basketball game, along with other local events, are hosted by the city of Jacksonville and the Florida Blue Corporation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 7, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Bataan View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: USS USS Bataan to Host Court Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: court View post tag: tolast_img read more

HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home

first_img View post tag: home HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home Authorities August 14, 2013 View post tag: piracy View post tag: Van View post tag: Navy View post tag: Shield View post tag: ocean Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home On Monday, 12 August 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK concluded more than two months deployment in support of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD and began her voyage back to the Netherlands.VAN SPEIJK joined OCEAN SHIELD just days before Commodore Henning Amundsen took command of NATO’s counter-piracy mission in Djibouti on 7 June.On 4 August, Amundsen visited the Dutch frigate to express his sincere thanks for the VAN SPEIJK crew’s professionalism and commitment during their deployment under the NATO flag. “The contributions VAN SPEIJK has brought to the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia have been greatly appreciated by all the actors involved in this common endeavour,” said Amundsen. “Having spent more than 80% of their deployment at sea, they have remained alert and at high readiness to safeguard the seafarers in the region. I wish HNLMS VAN SPEIJK fair winds and following seas back to the Netherlands.”Together with the operation’s flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN, the Dutch frigate has continued the vigilant support that has resulted in no successful pirate attacks in the OCEAN SHIELD area of operations in well over a year.In mid July, VAN SPEIJK conducted a visit to the Chinese hospital ship “Daishando,” or “Peace Ark,” in the Gulf of Aden. The crews of the two vessels exchanged information on medical treatment procedures and policies in case severely injured crew members need to be evacuated by air. These discussions enhanced the medical cooperation between the various navies in the region and further strengthened the relationship between NATO and China.Later in July, the Dutch frigate visited the Seychelles to conduct a maritime exercise with the island nation’s Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. VAN SPEIJK’s port visit to the Seychelles presented a valuable opportunity to maintain and improve the skills needed to support seafarers in distress.Nearing the end of her deployment, the frigate hailed the largest ship presently operating in the world, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, as she made her maiden voyage transiting the Gulf of Aden. The meeting took place in the Internationally Recommended Transfer Corridor (IRTC), a shipping corridor used by commercial ships to take advantage of the naval protection offered by NATO, the EU and several international navies.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013; Image: ACO NATO View post tag: Hercenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: heads View post tag: Speijk View post tag: role View post tag: News by topic View post tag: completes View post tag: HNLMS Share this articlelast_img read more

Swedish CG’s GeoSwath Multibeam Echosounder Ready for Operation

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Swedish CG’s GeoSwath Multibeam Echosounder Ready for Operation View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: operation View post tag: GeoSwath Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has completed the prestigious Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) project with the installation and full acceptance of a 125 kHz GeoSwath Shallow Water Multibeam echosounder on the fourth and final new-build multipurpose vessel.These vessels, all under Swedish flag, are defined as multipurpose vessels with the possibility of oil recovery, conforming to class GL 100A5 DP0 Oil Recovery Vessel E2 HC-/2 and conforming to the Swedish Maritime Administration for traffic in international voyage service area ‘A’. The vessels are to serve as environmental protection and surveillance ships and will aid the Coast Guard in vessel traffic management, environmental monitoring, border security, fisheries, customs- and police checks at sea.The vessels, named KBV031 to 034, were built by P+S Werften in Wolgast, Germany and were part of a ‘Full Picture’ delivery which involved close collaboration between various departments within Kongsberg Maritime. This long-running project involved Kongsberg supplying the total package for each vessel including: K-Bridge Integrated Navigation system, K-Chief Integrated alarm, monitoring and control system, C-Pos Dynamic Positioning system and GeoSwath Plus Multibeam echosounder. The contract included basic and detailed design of each system, technical layout, delivery, start-up, testing and commissioning.[mappress]Press Release, October 1, 2013; Image: Kongsberg View post tag: Naval Swedish CG’s GeoSwath Multibeam Echosounder Ready for Operation View post tag: Navy View post tag: Multibeamcenter_img October 1, 2013 View post tag: Echosounder View post tag: Ready Industry news View post tag: Coastguard View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Swedish Share this articlelast_img read more

UK, US Warships Carry Out Counter Piracy Training

first_img Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Warships Sailors and Royal Marines played out scenes reminiscent of Captain Phillips as they practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean.Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator.It was all part of the ongoing International Mine Counter Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) which takes place over two weeks every 18 months in the Middle East.A key element of the exercise was maritime security training, enabling ships to practise procedures such as defending commercial shipping and carrying out board and search operations.“The crew did incredibly well, recognising the threat posed by the pirates and taking the correct actions to protect their ship from the incoming danger,” said Captain Theo Hogg RM.Royal Marines from 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (4ASRM), embarked in HMS Bulwark, played the role of pirates making use of Bulwark’s landing craft and sea boats to threaten the minehunters involved in mine clearance and to harass the task group.One of the boats also posed as a civilian yacht to ensure the military reaction was tempered.Captain Theo Hogg of the Royal Marines, said: “The idea was for the minehunters to notice that one craft was no threat and just had inquisitive civilians onboard, who, as per real life, will often come in close and ignore warnings so they can get a good photo.“The second craft, on the other hand, arrived from a different direction with weapons manned and approached at speed. The crew did incredibly well, recognising the threat posed by the pirates and taking the correct actions to protect their ship from the incoming danger.”Following successful completion of the minehunting operations, HMS Bulwark shifted roles to act as a merchant vessel, giving the US Navy guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett and USS Gridley an opportunity to practise the skills necessary to protect commercial shipping from pirate attacks.The exercise began with scenes reminiscent of Hollywood blockbuster Captain Phillips, with a distress call from the ‘MV Bulwark’ requesting assistance after suspicious boats attacked and tried to gain entry to the merchant vessel. The suspected pirates were driven off by the US Navy destroyers before the US Navy’s boarding teams searched the merchant vessel to ensure that no pirates were onboard.At the end of the exercise, HMS Bulwark and USS Gridley joined the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland and the US Navy’s destroyer USS Dewey in the Gulf of Aden.Press Release; Image: Royal Navy UK, US Warships Carry Out Counter Piracy Training View post tag: piracy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK, US Warships Carry Out Counter Piracy Training View post tag: out View post tag: UScenter_img View post tag: Counter View post tag: carry View post tag: Training View post tag: UK View post tag: Maritime November 24, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines Authorities View post tag: Sweden View post tag: orders View post tag: Submarines View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img December 8, 2014 View post tag: Saab View post tag: Systems View post tag: Naval Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines.The contract is valued at SEK 420 million (USD 55,5 million). This order is one of the terms included in the Letter of Intent covering Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities that was signed on 9 June 2014 and refers to the period 2015-2024. Neither a production order for A26-type nor a modification order for Gotland-class has been received for the submarines.A submarine’s sensor systems detect threats, identify other submarines and surface vessels, and provide support for navigation. These systems will be provided to Saab by other suppliers and there are lengthy lead-times for their delivery. Therefore, the sensors are being ordered in a timely fashion to allow the FMV to move forward on schedule with its plans for the A26 next-generation submarine programme.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Sensor Share this articlelast_img read more

Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf

View post tag: Arabian Gulf Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152), the Arabian Gulf security and cooperation branch of the Combined Maritime Forces, recently conducted Search and Rescue (SAR), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and First Aid training in the Gulf.The training consisted of both in port and at sea training. It was designed to enhance interoperability between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and wider maritime forces in the region, any of whom could be called upon to help should a SOLAS event occur for real.Assisted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Navy (USN), CTF152 delivered classroom training in Search Patterns and First Aid, and then undertook a series of realistic Man Overboard (MOB) exercises at sea. The exercise scenarios were deliberately left open to interpretation so that participants could put into practice the skills they had learnt in the classroom in a realistic environment.Lieutenant Jon Maumy, Royal Navy, who was responsible for planning the exercise, said: “I was highly impressed with the ability of all the participants to grasp the principles of the training and react in a swift and decisive manner. We trained with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, all of whom coordinated with United States assets in order to achieve their mission.”Command and Control of CTF152 and regional Navies, often delivered by Battlewatch Captains tracking operations from their watch floors was also tested during the exercise.The exercise at sea involved participation from USS Ramage, USCGC Monomoy, Kuwait Navy Ship Ouha, Saudi Coast Guard Vessel Badr and Bahrain Navy Ship Abdul Rahman Al Fahdeel.[mappress mapid=”17610″] Back to overview,Home naval-today Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf View post tag: combined maritime forces Authorities January 21, 2016 View post tag: CTF-152 Combined Maritime Forces train in the Gulf Share this article read more