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Pakistani, Russian navies hold joint drills in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: Pakistani and Russian navies participated in a joint exercise in the northern Arabian Sea, a spokesman of Pakistan Navy said. The two ships of Russian Navy also visited Karachi Port and participated in the joint Pak-Russian naval anti-piracy drills called Arabian Monsoon-2018. Russian Northern Fleet's Severomorsk Anti-Submarine Ship also participated in the active phase of the drills in northern Arabian Sea with Pakistan Navy. The Russian ships warmly welcomed while on the port call of Karachi, a Pakistan…

Arabian Sea Cyclone moving towards Oman

KARACHI: A tropical cyclone formed in Arabian Sea has been over 1000 kilometers distance from Karachi and the situation will become clear in next 48 hours, the meteorological department said. Pakistan Meteorological Department had earlier informed that “A strong low pressure area has formed over the southeast Arabian Sea, about 1350km southeast of Oman and at about 1400km south of Karachi.” The forecasters have said now that a tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea off Oman. The India Meteorological…

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame. In his lab in Abu Dhabi, Zouhair Lachkar is labouring over a colourful computer model of the Gulf of Oman, showing changing temperatures, sea levels and oxygen concentrations. His models and new research unveiled earlier this year show a worrying trend. Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive and the one in the Arabian Sea is "is…

Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing

SOCOTRA, Yemen: Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. Four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain hit the island in the Arabian Sea, Fisheries Resources Minister Fahad Kafin told AFP. Four people on the boat were rescued while three other people were missing when floods swept away…

Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires anti-ship missile from helicopter

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy on Saturday successfully test-fired anti-ship missile from its Sea King Helicopter in the North Arabian Sea. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Navy, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the demonstration and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. “The Navy's Helicopter Sea King launched air to surface, anti-ship missile which successfully hit the intended target with pinpoint accuracy. The successful firing of the missile by the Sea King…

Pakistan Navy undertakes live missile firing in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: The front line combat unit of Pakistan Navy undertook live missile firing at the North Arabian Sea today. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the live missile firing on-board ship. Surface to Surface Anti-ship missile was launched from Sword Class Frigate PNS ASLAT. The missile successfully destroyed its intended target with pinpoint accuracy reaffirming weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of Pakistan Navy’s Fleet. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah expressed his…