GCC Countries Begin Maritime Patrols: U.S.
DUBAI (Reuters) -- Countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began "enhanced security patrols” in the international waters of the Persian Gulf area on Saturday, the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said on Sunday.
The GCC countries were "specifically increasing communication and coordination with each other in support of regional naval cooperation and maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf,” the Facebook statement said.