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Port Operations

NSA Port Operations provides operational support to visiting and forward deployed U.S. and Coalition ships and is home to the busiest OCONUS U.S. Navy port.

The Harbor Patrol Unit provides exceptional force protection to U.S. Navy and Coalition forces, conducting ship escorts and waterfront inspections.

Visiting Ship Information:

You can find information about Mina Salman Port and prepare for your ship’s visit to Bahrain at the following:

World Ports Index (Pub 150)

Sailing Directions (Pub 172)

NSABAHRAIN INST 5000.1H: Port Services Guide – Practical, detailed information about procedures and services for all visiting and forward deployed ships in Bahrain.

NSABAHRAIN INST 5440.1G: Senior Officer Present Afloat (SOPA) Instruction

Middle Eastern Navigation Aids Service - MENAS website has the latest Notice to mariners under the “MENAS Services” tab.

For further information and questions, please contact the Surface Operations Office at +973 1785 4228, DSN 318-439-4228 or email at


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