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191104-N-HP195-1513 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) Royal Saudi Naval Forces Senior Chief Petty Officer Ajab Salman, foreground center, takes video of a group touring aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) mine sweeper tender JS Bungo (MST-464) as part of International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). IMX 19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Okula/Released)