Brazil has joined Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), becoming the 33rd member of the multinational naval partnership.
Brazil has had a number of liaison officers work over the years within the organization to develop skills and understanding of how CMF works.
Commander Joao Prudencio Enes of the Brazilian Navy becomes the first officer to act as the Senior National Representative with Brazil in active membership.
“On July 30th, the Brazilian Navy answered the invitation letter from the CCFM accepting the affiliation as a full member of the CMF. The Brazilian Navy considers this kind of event an excellent opportunity to reinforce ties of friendship, as well as to promote cooperation and mutual respect among the participating navies,” a spokesperson for the Brazilian Navy said.
As explained, the addition of Brazil to the CMF coalition means that they now have representation on every inhabited continent and have become a global maritime task force.
“I am delighted to welcome Brazil to our growing organization. This just goes to show that maritime security issues such as piracy and terrorist activity are a truly global concern and we look forward to the Brazilian Navy contributing to our international partnership,” Commodore Steve Dainton, Deputy Commander of CMF, commented.
CMF is dedicated to promoting security and the free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.