USCG Aquidneck Supports CTF-150 Ops
Over the past few weeks, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck has patrolled the Gulf of Oman to conduct counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in support of CTF-150.
While assigned to CTF-150, Aquidneck is busy searching, identifying, approaching and boarding vessels suspected of providing a source of funding to international terrorist organisations by smuggling illicit cargo such as narcotics, weapons and Somali charcoal.
The cutter also helps to develop CTF-150’s understanding of the maritime environment in the region while building positive relations with local fishermen and merchants.
The Coast Guard cutter’s assignment with CTF-150 marks the second time since 2011 that a USCG patrol boat has provided direct support to CTF-150.