Commander CTF-150 Embarks FF Surcouf
Captain René-Jean Crignola, Commander, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), visited La Fayette class, French Frigate (FF) Surcouf, in order to meet Commanding Officer, Commander (Cdr) Thomas Fraïoli.
The FF has been part of CTF-150 taking part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean.
FF Surcouf operates side by side with the CTF-150 flagship French Ship (FS) Var, to conduct Counter-Terrorism operations and to fight against illicit activities which support international terrorist organizations. The next day, Surcouf led several combined exercises with the Djiboutian Navy, as part of CTF-150 regional engagement program.