GCC countries begin enhanced maritime security patrols: US Fifth Fleet

A US Navy Ocean Tug ship and helicopter of the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet particpates in a crisis response exercise in a port in the capital Manama. (File photo: AFP)

Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began “enhanced security patrols” in the international waters of the Arabian Gulf area on Saturday, the US Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said on Sunday.

The GCC countries were “specifically increasing communication and coordination with each other in support of regional naval cooperation and maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf,” the Facebook statement said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55