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  • 10 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Daring visited St Peter Port, Guernsey, between the 28th September and the 1st October 2012. She anchored in the Little Russell in full view of the picturesque Island. Guernsey is one of Daring’s principal maritime affiliations and the visit coincided with the HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne memorial weekend which allowed the Ship’s Company […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Authorities

    Commodore Tarrant, Royal Navy, relieved Commodore Mukhtar Khan, Pakistan Navy, as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 (maritime security), during a change of command ceremony conducted by Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet / Commander, Combined Maritime Forces at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, August 30. […]

  • 4 September 2012

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) visited Baghdad as part of a familiarization visit, Aug. 27. Vice Adm. John W. Miller met with a number of officials at the U.S. Embassy-Baghdad, the Embassy Military Attach Security Assistance Annex, and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. Their discussions covered […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Authorities

    On 24 August 2012 the Force Commanders from the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), NATO Operation Ocean Shield (TF-508) and Combined Task Force 151 (operated by the Combined Maritime Forces – CMF) met on board the EU NAVFOR flagship ITS San Guisto (Italian Navy) to further enhance the cooperation and coordination […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Three Royal New Zealand Navy sailors have successfully completed a six month deployment protecting vital international shipping routes. The Kiwi sailors, embarked on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS MELBOURNE, were supporting Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), a multi-national maritime counter-terrorism task force operating in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rendered medical assistance and provided food, water and fuel to an Iranian-flagged dhow, M/V Payam, Aug. 15, approximately 45 miles southeast of Muscat, Oman. At approximately 2:20 p.m. local time, Hue City responded to a distress call for medical assistance relayed by a U.S. P-3C Orion, operating under […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Authorities

    In a ceremony held on Monday 6 August 2012, on board French warship FS Marne, French Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis handed over sea command of the EU Naval Force to Italian Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, embarked on the new EU flagship ITS San Giusto.  The ceremony was presided over by the EU Naval Force Deputy […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Melbourne has departed the Middle East Area of Operations after a successful six-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. Melbourne heads home to Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW, after conducting maritime security patrols, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations from the Red and Arabian Seas to the Gulfs of Aden, Oman, Aqaba and the Straits […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Since sailing in January her ship’s company have paved the way for future Type 45 operations with a busy and demanding six and a half month deployment. Daring’s Commanding Officer, Captain Guy Robinson, said: “This has been a most rewarding deployment where we have been able to explore Daring’s capability in the challenging conditions of […]

  • 24 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 18 July the Force Commanders of the three international Counter-Piracy task forces, the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), NATO Operation Ocean Shield (TF-508) and Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151; operated by the Combined Maritime Forces – CMF) met on board the NATO flagship to exchange experience and coordinate the fight […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Daring celebrated Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee whilst on operations in the North Arabian Sea on the 1st June 2012. The Ship and her crew have now been deployed to the Middle East for five months since the 11th of January 2012. Daring had to celebrate a day early so the celebrations didn’t interfere with […]

  • 20 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 (counter-piracy) held a a change of command ceremony aboard British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria, June 18. Rear Adm. Anho Chung, Republic of Korea navy, relieved Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, royal Thai navy, as commander. The ceremony concluded the royal Thai Navy’s first command of CTF 151, which consisted of […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), May 24. Vice Adm. John Miller relieved Vice Adm. Mark Fox as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. As the guest speaker, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, addressed […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Sailors from HMCS Charlottetown provided medical assistance to a local fisherman in the Gulf of Aden May 16. The Canadian ship routinely hails vessels as part of its tasks while operating with Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). CTF 150’s mission is to promote maritime security in order to counter terrorist acts and related illegal […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Training & Education

    One of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships, HMS Daring, has made an official stop in Saudi Arabia to reinforce the country’s strong relationship with the UK, Ministry of Defence announced on May 17. The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer is on her first operational deployment in the Gulf where she is working with partner nations, […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Over the past several weeks, guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) and its visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team, have actively patrolled the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) and provided security assistance to several merchant vessels transiting through the Gulf of Aden region. Taylor, with embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 Detachment 9, […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy has handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to the Pakistan Navy during a change of command ceremony on board Pakistan Naval Ship Badr in Bahrain. Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN has handed over command to Commodore Mukhtar Khan SI(M) on 17 April, concluding the Royal Australian Navy’s […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

    RFA Fort Victoria conducted a ceremony to mark the loss of the Titanic while working with the Combined Task Force in the Gulf of Aden. At sunset a moment of silence was held to remember the 1,517 lives lost, which took place 100 years ago to the day. The event was attended by the Commander […]

  • 9 April 2012
    Authorities

    In a ceremony held on Saturday (7 April) onboard Spanish warship ESPS Patino, and presided over by the EU Naval Force Deputy Commander – Rear admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy), the French warship FS Marne became the new flagship of the EU Naval Force, Somalia, under the force command of Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis. ESPS […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Authorities

    The royal Thai navy assumed command from the royal Danish navy as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, during a change of command ceremony onboard USS Halsey (DDG 97), Muscat, Oman, March 29. Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, royal Thai navy, relieved Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, royal Danish navy, The ceremony concluded the royal Danish navy’s […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Training & Education

    A media day was held onboard the EU Naval Force Spanish flagship, ESPS PATIÑO alongside Mombasa Port on Thursday 15 March.  The event was hosted by the EU Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jorge Manso and the EU’s Head of Delegation in Kenya, Mr. Loedwijk Briet.  They were also accompanied at the Media Day by […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ship’s Company of HMAS Parramatta has enjoyed a unique experience when the ship joined the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier battle group on 25 February in the North Arabian Sea. Parramatta closed in on the carrier group at speed and assumed plane guard station for the USS Abraham Lincoln where she was perfectly positioned to […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), met with Russian leadership aboard the Russian anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Tributs, Feb. 19. The meeting gave the two naval leaders the opportunity to discuss counter-piracy operations and how the two ships could use each other’s resources in a cooperative […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    EU NAVFOR hosted a press conference on 20 February 2012 to present an update on Operation ATALANTA, piracy off the Horn of Africa and a view towards future developments. The briefing was hosted by Operation Commander Rear Admiral Duncan L. Potts with Deputy Operation Commander Rear Admiral Rainer Endres and the NATO Deputy Chief of […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Training & Education

    An emotional homecoming is expected when the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset returns to HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, on Friday (24 February) following a six-month deployment to the Middle East. HMS Somerset’s second-in-command Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Ben Aldous, said: “Our homecoming is a long and eagerly anticipated conclusion to a lengthy deployment. “Although […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A port stop in Saudi Arabia gave personnel on board a Royal Navy warship the rare chance to train alongside the kingdom’s Special Maritime Border Security Unit. Type-23 frigate HMS Somerset is currently on maritime security operations in the Middle East working alongside Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure free and safe passage for ships in […]