FEATURE | Joint US-UK escort for ships transiting Strait of Hormuz

Washington’s efforts to form up a multi-national naval task force to escort vessels through the Strait of Hormuz have, so far, proved fruitless. On August 5, though, it was announced that a joint US Navy–UK Royal Navy (RN) patrol force has been established, in order to safeguard international shipping, in and around the strait, against interference from Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) craft.

Vigor to merge with MHI Holdings

Oregon-based defence shipbuilder Vigor Industrial is set to merge with Virginia ship repair firm MHI Holdings following the two companies' acquisition by The Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management.

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