USS Monterey Illicit Weapons Interdiction
210507-N-NO146-1005 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (May 7, 2021) Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), interdicted a shipment of illicit weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7. Maritime security operations, as conducted by the U.S. Fifth Fleet, entail routine patrols to determine pattern of life in the maritime as well as to enhance mariner-to-mariner relations. These operations reassure allies and partners and preserve freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy Photo)

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