Keeping the Red Sea safe

Egypt and Saudi Arabia wrapped up the Morgan-16 joint naval drill on 30 January

Ahmed Eleiba

Egypt and Saudi Arabia concluded an eight-day joint naval drill on Thursday, 30 January. Morgan-16, the Egyptian-Saudi Arabian military training exercise which used Egypt’s new Red Sea naval base Berenice, aimed to strengthen maritime security in the area.

Activities were programmed with an eye on confronting current and future threats, enhancing interoperability between naval forces of friendly nations bordering the Red Sea and to hone the abilities of participant naval forces in planning, command and control, and communications while carrying out joint operations against unconventional threats and securing the Red Sea maritime theatre. A number of Arab and African nations participated as observers.

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The Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al Dammam (816) in the Gulf of Aden.

The Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al Dammam (816) in the Gulf of Aden.

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