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  • 20 April 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    EU Naval Force flagship FS Marne and RFA Fort Victoria, flagship of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) – part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) rendezvoused off the Omani coast on 18 April.  EU Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis welcomed his Thaï counterpart, Rear Admiral Tanin Likitawong, on board the Marne. The EU […]

  • 17 February 2021
    Authorities, Operations, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has intercepted over 2.4 tons of illicit drugs as a result of back-to-back successful interdictions in the Arabian Sea.

  • 2 February 2021
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) interdicted a shipment of more than 275 kg of suspected narcotics from a dhow in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea on 30 January 2021.

  • 1 February 2021
    Authorities, Operations

    The Royal Canadian Navy has officially assumed command of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.

  • 22 December 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) interdicted a shipment of more than 1100lbs. (521kg) of suspected narcotics from a dhow in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea on December 18.

  • 16 September 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard forces were participating in the exercise Infinite Defender (ID) 20 from September 1 to 10.

  • 1 September 2020
    Authorities

    After leading Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) for six months, the Royal Jordanian Naval Force handed over command of the task force to the Saudi Border Guard on 31 August.

  • 18 August 2020

    Captain Riviere of the French Marine Nationale handed over Command of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to Rear Admiral Alfaqeeh of the Saudi Royal Naval Force in a virtual ceremony.

  • 24 July 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Last week, Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) conducted Joint Patrol-09 (JP-09) in the Northern Arabian Gulf in order to maintain maritime security, investigate suspicious activity and support the free flow of navigation in the region.

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities

    Rear Admiral Ishimaki of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) handed over Command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) to Rear Admiral Inanir of the Turkish Navy in a virtual ceremony on July 21.

  • 30 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The frigate is deployed under Operation Manitou, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. As informed, this is the […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On March 19, 2020, Royal Australian Navy handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to a combined French/United Kingdom team. At a ceremony in Bahrain, the team led by French Marine Nationale Captain Jacques Rivière assumed command of CTF 150 from Australian Commodore (CDRE) Ray Leggatt. Since Australia assumed command in December 2019 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On January 18, less than two weeks after its first drug bust of 2020, French frigate Courbet (F 712) made the second drug bust while operating in direct support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). As informed, over 3,000 kg of hashish was discovered on the dhow in the Gulf of Oman, with an […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Vessels

    Courbet (F 712), a second-line multimission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale currently operating in the Gulf of Oman in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, seized 3,534kg of hashish on December 13, 2019. The drugs were found after a specially trained team boarded the dhow using one of Courbet’s rigid hull inflatable […]

  • 9 December 2019
    Authorities

    An Australian-led staff of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and Royal Canadian Navy assumed command of the Bahrain-based Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from the UK on December 5. During a ceremony at the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Bahrain, command of CTF 150 was handed over to the Australian, New […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first deployment to the Middle East. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this deployment was a targeted and meaningful element of Australia’s broader contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). “Over the last month, the P-8A Poseidon […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose and French Cassard-class frigate FS Jean Bart made another drugs bust in the Arabian Sea operating as part of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The suspicious dhow was initially located by FS Jean Bart’s helicopter and boarded by a team from the French ship who secured the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Authorities

    The Kuwait Naval Forces handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy after conducting a change of command ceremony at CMF Headquarters in Bahrain on June 20. Kuwait Naval Forces took over command of CTF 151 in February of this year and during […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities

    Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 900 kilos of heroin in two separate interceptions in the Middle East, the Royal Australian Navy has announced. In two boarding operations on December 21 and 23, the frigate’s crew seized approximately AU$279 million worth of narcotics as part of the ship’s operation Manitou deployment. Ballarat conducted flag verification […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Authorities

    After making two narcotics interceptions in late November and early December, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon has now carried out the largest drug haul in the history of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). According to CMF, Dragon seized and destroyed just shy of 10,000 kg of illegal narcotics, worth an estimated £35 million pounds locally, from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2018

    The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) celebrated ten years of maritime operations on December 8. Commanded from its military HQ in Northwood, London, the European Union Naval Force was officially launched on December 8, 2008. Codenamed Operation Atalanta, it is a naval force generated by EU Member States working collectively, in support of UN […]

  • 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 […]