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  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of Combined Task Force 152 met with the UK Second Mine Warfare Battle Staff (2MWBS) onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay while the ship was in Manama, Bahrain. 2MWBS is comprised of a team of 17 specialists drawn from multiple warfare and engineering disciplines from regular and reserve arenas. They are embarked on RFA […]

  • 8 January 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher AM, Commander of Combined Task Force 150, thanked the Commanding Officer of the Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Tippu Sultan for their contribution to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) whilst the ship was alongside in Bahrain. The visit took place before the ship sailed to the North Arabian Sea for the […]

  • 14 December 2015
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    The Royal Australian Navy took over the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) which had previously been lead by the Pakistan Navy. Commodore Jaimie Hatcher of the Royal Australian Navy assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas of the Pakistan Navy […]

  • 4 December 2015
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    Australian HMAS Melbourne seized 151 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $AUD44.5 ($32.6) million from a fishing dhow off the east coast of Africa November 30. HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer Commander Bill Waters said the ship’s crew boarded a suspicious fishing vessel following surveillance which suggested the dhow might be engaged in illegal activity. Commander […]

  • 20 November 2015
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    Turkish Navy ship TCG Gemlik, commanded by Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 recently visited Mombasa, Kenya. The flagship TCG Gemlik (F-492) was received at the port by Mombasa Governor Ali Joho, Senator Hassan Omar and the Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ms Deniz Eke, along with coast region legislators. During the […]

  • 4 November 2015
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    United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) took a chance to bring a special brand of law enforcement to Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne while on patrol in the Arabian Sea. Special Agent Patrick Price, of the NCIS, was assigned to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and acted as a law enforcement advisor to HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding […]

  • 25 October 2015
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    During a series of mutual cross-deck visits, staff members from Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 had a good opportunity to meet with their counterparts from Japan and CTF 465, the European Union Naval Task Force, in the Gulf of Aden. Commander CTF (CCTF) 151, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, said: We are operating in this part […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Turkish led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 has been working in association with NATO Task Force CTF 465 and the European Union Naval Force’s Task Force CTF 508 in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea conducting Approach and Assist Visits (AAV) to local dhows, a small cargo or fishing vessel. The AAV’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 September 2015
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    Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne, working for Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, came to the aid of a critically ill merchant seaman in the southern Arabian Sea. The vessel was responding to a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) call from the Merchant Vessel (MV) City of Beijing, which required life-saving aid for a critically […]

  • 17 September 2015
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    Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s Djibouti port. During the visit, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, called on the Defence Minister His Excellency Hassan Darar Houffaneh; the Djibouti Armed Forces Deputy […]

  • 4 September 2015
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    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 […]

  • 4 September 2015
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    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), in the port of Manama, Bahrain, on September 3. Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan relieved Vice Adm. John W. Miller as commander of naval forces in the central […]

  • 31 August 2015
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    On 27 August 2015 command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) passed from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force under the command of Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito to Captain Ayhan Bay of the Turkish Navy, who was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 30 August. The handover marked the completion of Japan’s first […]

  • 17 August 2015
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    Navies operating with Combined Task Force 151 conducted a coordinated operation to save a merchant mariner who was taken ill at sea. Ships from Japan and Korea coordinated the rescue mission in the Gulf of Aden to evacuate the mariner to Djibouti for urgent medical care. Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin was […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Wednesday 12th August ESPS Galicia hosted officers from the Pakistani Navy during the Spanish warship’s port visit to Muscat, Oman. The Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, invited the Commanding Officer of PNS Aslat, Commander Jamal Alam and members of his crew on board. PNS Aslat is deployed as […]

  • 4 August 2015
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    On July 30, France transferred command of Combined Task Force (CTF 150) to Pakistan, after a four month deployment at sea onboard French Ship Var, the CTF 150 flag ship. This completed France’s 9th command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force. Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas of the Pakistan […]

  • 23 July 2015
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    Commander of Combined Task Force 151 visited senior representatives of the Kenyan Government and Defence Forces to discuss regional maritime security. Rear Admiral Ito, Commander of the Japan-led task force, visited the Kenyan Navy as well as meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, and the Chief of Kenyan Defence Forces, General […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In mid-July, while patrolling off the coast of Oman, Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and French Ship (FS) Var met at sea to lead several interactions. Both units were operating in the frame of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) missions, to fight against terrorism and related illicit activities inside the Indian Ocean. The ships […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which operates in the Persian Gulf, successfully completes another Exercise Falcon Warrior. Naval and Coast Guard vessels from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States along with operational centres from the Gulf Cooperation Council worked together for the second time this year in this major exercise. The major focus […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Thursday 29 June, flag ships from Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 and Operation Atalanta, both involved in Maritime Security Operations inside the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden, met at sea for on-going interactions. French Ship Var, CTF150’s flag ship, encountered her counterpart from European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) […]

  • 13 July 2015
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    In June 2015, French Ship (FS) Var, which is hosting CTF-150 commander Captain Crignola and his staff, stopped in Jeddah for a three days port visit. This was the opportunity for Captain Crignola to meet with several representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Navy, as part of a regional engagement program to improve maritime […]

  • 8 July 2015
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    Mid-June 2015 saw Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 coordinate ships involved in maritime security operations to provide help to mariners in need in the Gulf of Aden. In the afternoon of June 15, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) received a request for assistance from German catamaran crew members, who were sailing the Vessel Tukan inside the […]

  • 6 July 2015
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    In June, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden, Capt. René-Jean Crignola, Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF-150), held a national change of command ceremony aboard the French replenishment oiler FS Var, flag vessel of the Task Force. During this ceremony at sea, Commander (Cdr) Patrick de Sevin relieved Cder Jean-Yves Martin as FS […]

  • 29 June 2015
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    Captain René-Jean Crignola, Commander, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), visited La Fayette class, French Frigate (FF) Surcouf, in order to meet Commanding Officer, Commander (Cdr) Thomas Fraïoli. The FF has been part of CTF-150 taking part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean. FF Surcouf operates side by […]

  • 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 […]