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  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy at a ceremony in Bahrain on 26 February 2015. The ceremony marked Pakistan’s sixth command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151). Rear Admiral Wanich, who […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 3.1 tons of hashish in the Arabian Sea during an operation that took place on January 8 and 9. The seized drugs are worth an estimated $155 million and are the first narcotics seized by a Combined Maritime Forces member in 2019. The fishing vessel, known as a dhow, […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Authorities

    The most senior British military officer visited Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain this month. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CB, accompanied by the Defence Senior Advisor for the Middle East (DSAME), Lieutenant-General Thomas Beckett CBE, visited the CMF HQ whilst conducting a theatre wide tour. General […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Authorities

    Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151) Commodore Zahid Ilyas SI(M) S.Bt recently visited Sri Lanka to boost cooperation, coordination and information exchanges with the Sri Lankan Navy, in order to lay the foundations for Sri Lanka becoming a member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The visit offered an opportunity to highlight the role and […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities

    Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy, the current Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), recently returned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain after a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Commodore Santarpia recognised the strong commitment and contribution to CMF operations from the Jordanian Armed Forces during the visit. He met […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Authorities

    For the fourth time since 2013, Japan has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 at a short ceremony at Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain, relieving the Kuwait Navy of their duties. Since taking command from the Republic of Korea Navy in October last year, Captain Khaled Alkandari and his team have […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Authorities

    On June 19, 2019, Commodore Dean Bassett became the new Deputy Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at a ceremony in Bahrain. Commodore Steve Dainton handed over the reins to Commodore Bassett after more than two years as Deputy Commander CMF (DCCMF) and United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander (UKMCC). During his tenure he has seen […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Her Majesty New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Kaha, (TEK) New-Zealand’s first ANZAC class frigate, to be engaged in Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), was recently in Seychelles to work with the Seychelles Coast Guard, (SCG). This was part of the Task Force Maritime Security Operations training to constantly improve interoperability between allied maritime forces as […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities

    The Head of the Lebanese Navy, Rear Admiral Nazih J’baily, was welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain by Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy on 11 December 2014. Rear Admiral J’baily took the opportunity presented by the visit to attend the CMF morning briefing, where CMF’s command team are given an […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Egyptian Navy recently visited Bahrain with a four ship training task group to participate in an exercise with the Royal Bahrain Navy. Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) hosted an Egyptian delegation during the port visit, at the CMF Headquarters on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. On May 4, Rear Admiral Ahmed Mafereh and Rear Admiral Gamal Ibrahim […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commanders from three Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Forces (CTFs) met this month to discuss maritime security. Commander CTF 151 (CCTF 151) Rear Admiral (Radm) Ken Cheong of the Republic of Singapore Navy met with CCTF 150 Commodore Guy Robinson of the Royal Navy, and CCTF 152, Colonel Nayef Alaskar, of the Kuwait Naval […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities

    The United States Coast Guard Cutter Maui recently returned to her homeport in Bahrain after a prolonged period supporting the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), patrolling the Gulf of Oman and the North Arabian Sea from December 2014 to February 2015. Maui was the first […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities

    The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Commander’s Conference took place in Bahrain on February 2 2016. The bi-annual conference brings together senior military representatives from CMF members, to update them on CMF’s achievements, assess operational effectiveness and discuss, in an open forum, ways of improving and developing CMF capabilities. In his opening remarks, the Commander of […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities

    Piracy hotspots in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb strait will see an increased presence of warships following the recent uptick in pirate attacks, international naval organization Combined Maritime Forces announced. The organization noted that the decision was made in reaction to increasing threats in the important maritime region. In addition to several attempts at piracy, […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities

    A UK-led joint staff of Royal Navy and French Marine Nationale assumed command of the Bahrain-based Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from the Pakistan Navy on August 8. During the ceremony at the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain, command of CTF 150 was passed from Commodore Alveer Ahmed Noor of the Pakistan Navy […]

  • 27 July 2011

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned as the CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy. USS Anzio first heard of the suspected pirate activity after receiving a report from a merchant […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Saudi Navy (RSN) has handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152) to the Kuwait Coast Guard (KCG). The change of command ceremony took place at the CMF Headquarters in Bahrain on September 12. As explained, this is the first time a CTF is under the command of […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a brief stopover in Salalah, Oman, the Commander of Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, visited the Republic of Korea Navy warship ROKS Chungmugong Yisunshin on September 27. Following his visit Rear Admiral Bay welcomed Captain Jae-Man Yoo, the Commanding Officer of ROKS Chungmugong Yisunshin and members of the ship’s crew […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities

    Commodore Brian Santarpia, Canadian Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), recently completed a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to further deepen the cooperation and information sharing relationship between the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF) and Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force. During his two-day visit, Commodore Santarpia met […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In March the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and partner nations once more demonstrated the strength of working together to maintain secure and stable sea lanes in the Middle East waterways. In support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) maritime security and counter-terrorism operations, aircraft from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States and […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Saudi Naval Force (RNSF) has handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Commodore Darren Garnier of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially assumed command of CTF 150 on December 6, 2018, during a change […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Authorities

    Having recently joined the Combined Maritime Forces – a naval partnership that combats piracy and terrorism – officials from Yemen received a warm welcome at its Bahrain headquarters   The inaugural visit served to strengthen and enhance the relationship between CMF and its newest member Yemen, which has existed informally for a number of years, […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Saudi Naval Forces have handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 to Kuwait. The ceremony, held in Bahrain, saw Captain Suliman Al-Enazi transfer command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force. The change of command ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the bonds between the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the north African country. During his visit to Djibouti, Rear Admiral Wanich met with leaders of the […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Saudi Naval Force (RNSF) handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) CTF150 to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in a change of command ceremony at the CMF headquarters in Bahrain on December 6. Commodore Darren Garnier RCN took command from Commodore Al-Shahrani RSNF. The ceremony was presided over by Commodore Steve Dainton […]

  • 13 August 2018

    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 […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French Navy frigate FS Floreal intercepted over 520 kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea on May 28, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said.  Operating under the command of the Pakistan-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Floreal conducted a routine visit to a dhow. Hidden among a cargo […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the 17th of April, in the North of the Arabian Sea, the French Ship (FS) Var’s boarding team assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) gave medical assistance to several regional seafarers. While conducting a routine approach and assist visit to a fishing dhow the crew from the CTF […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) recently concluded its assignment to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), operating in the North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. CTF-150 is a CMF multinational task force that conducts counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of […]