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Oct 3, 2023
ARABIAN GULF - 231002-N-NO146-1002 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 2, 2023) An Iraqi vessel approaches the Sentinel-class U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) during a trilateral exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 2. The Sentinel-class U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) and USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1146) teamed with Kuwait Coast Guard fast patrol boat Wadhah (P 316), Kuwait Coast Guard speed boat (400), Kuwait Navy supply ship KNS Al-dorrar, Kuwait Navy patrol boat KNS Failaka, Kuwait Navy coastal patrol boat KNS Bateel 3 and KNS Bateel 4, a Kuwait helicopter, Iraq Navy patrol boat PB-307 and Iraq Navy patrol boat PB-310 to conduct joint patrols focused on visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) procedures, small boat operations, fishermen safety, and communication equipment checks, among many maritime security concerns during the two-day exercise.


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