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  • 7 December 2020
    Authorities, Operations, Vessels

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 900kg of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea on December 4.

  • 10 January 2020
    Vessels

    On January 5, 2020, French frigate Courbet (F 712), currently operating in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), seized 1,500 kg of hashish from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. This is the second seizure for the French Marine Nationale frigate in the last 30 days and the third for CTF 150 since […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Defender (D36), a UK Royal Navy destroyer operating in the Gulf of Oman in direct support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), has seized 131 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from a dhow. The operation was carried out in the northern Arabian Sea on December 19, 2019, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. The suspicious vessel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Combined Maritime Force and EU NAVFOR staged a counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden early June, honing interoperability and coordination to combat piracy. EU NAVFOR ships and aircraft from Italy, Spain and Germany operated alongside US, Korean and Japanese warships of CMF from June 6 to 8. They worked towards developing […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) continued its recent string of success by seizing 132 kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea on March 6. Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga boarded her third vessel in just four days, interdicting over USD 30 million worth of heroin. Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, CMF’s counter-terrorism and maritime security […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Training & Education

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU NAVFOR Task Forces have conducted exercises off the coast of Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden, as part of ongoing cooperation and partnership work in the region. CMF’s Task Force CTF 150 has a mandate to deny the free use of the high seas to networks supporting terrorism in […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history. The Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate was deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the US-led multi-national Combined Maritime Forces where she made […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne has arrived in the Middle East and commenced her first patrol as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which conducts maritime security patrols across the region. Assigned to CMF’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Melbourne will conduct a 5 month rotation that will see her sail over 32,000 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Warships, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft from New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces during Operation ‘Eureka’, a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism operation conducted in late February in the Northern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Similar to previous CTF-150 operations, Operation Eureka demonstrated the international resolve […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities

    HMS Dauntless, Type 45 destroyer, which arrived in the Middle East just weeks ago, has already demonstrated the UK’s commitment to the security and safety of the region, providing vital support to the 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation. The Portsmouth-based ship joined Australian oil tanker HMAS Success, the US Navy’s destroyer USS Dewey, patrol […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities

    The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman. Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, boarded the two vessels assigned in support of CTF-151 while he was in the Omani port of […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities

    For the second time since beginning operations with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the French Ship Guépratte provided assistance to a fishing dhow in distress. As part of her regular tasking, FS Guépratte was conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism patrols under command of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) in the Western Indian Ocean when […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities

    On 5 December 2014, the French frigate Guépratte sailed out of the Suez Canal into the Red Sea, ready and willing to support Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism operations under Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150). For this mission, Guépratte’s crew have four goals: gathering and sharing knowledge with regional allies and partners; being a […]

  • 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 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has taken over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 from the Royal Australian Navy at a formal change of command ceremony in Bahrain.   Commodore Jeremy Blunden RN assumed command of CTF 150 from Commodore Daryl Bates RAN bringing to an end the RAN’s fifth command of CTF […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On March 12, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, concluded a three-day visit to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet (COMUSNAVCENT).   During the visit, Rear Admiral Lazio met with USNAVCENT Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Loeblein, USA N, and CMF Deputy Commander, […]

  • 23 December 2013

    On December 18, HMCS Toronto (Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship) successfully prevented a narcotics shipment during a patrol in the Arabian Sea region, within the framework of Operation ARTEMIS. During a recent boarding off the east coast of Africa, HMCS Toronto discovered 506 bags of heroin weighing more than 538 kilograms. The illicit narcotics were then […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Industry news

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto successfully disrupted her fifth – and by far the largest – narcotics shipment since March of this year as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea. During the search and inspection of a vessel by the ship’s naval boarding team on May 30th, Toronto’s crew recovered approximately […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Authorities

    On 3 April 2013, whilst on counter piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes, who is the Force Commander of EU NAVFOR, met with the Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, Rear Admiral Giam Hock Koon. The meeting between the two force commanders was an […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Over the weekend EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino and the Commander of the Combined Maritime Force (CMF), Rear Admiral Oguz Karaman, met at sea onboard CTF 151 flagship TCG Gemlik. During the meeting Rear Admiral Credendino and his staff discussed with CTF 151 staff the handover of the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor […]