Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) staff joined their Australian and Turkish colleagues to commemorate ANZAC Day last month, with a special service at CMF headquarters in Bahrain.
The early-morning service was attended by the Deputy Commander CMF, Commodore Simon Ancona, Royal Navy and the Deputy Commander United States Naval Forces Central Command, Rear Admiral Kevin D. Scott, United States Navy, as well as American, Australian, British, French and Turkish staff members.
Cdr Dominic MacNamara leads the ANZAC Day Remembrance service at CMF Headquarters
A warship attached to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has made another major drugs bust seizing 194kgs of heroin.
On May 10, HMCS Toronto successfully disrupted her third narcotics shipment in six weeks, and second this week, as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean.
During the search and inspection of a vessel by the ship’s naval boarding team, HMCS Toronto’s crew recovered 194 kilograms of heroin. The narcotics were recovered without incident and destroyed. In the last 6 weeks, HMCS Toronto has interdicted more than a ton of narcotics. On March 29, a massive narcotics shipment in the Indian Ocean was disrupted when her naval boarding team recovered approximately 500 kilograms of heroin. Earlier this week, her crew recovered another 317 kilograms of heroin, and a small amount of hashish.
250miles SE of Mogadishu the Sea King of HMCS Toronto holds position over the suspected drugs dhow
A warship attached to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has made its second major drugs bust in six weeks, seizing over 300kgs of heroin.
The Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto intercepted a suspect dhow 118 miles of the coast of Tanzania, having tracked her for several days before finally swooping in to make the boarding.
HMCS Toronto watches over the suspect dhow as her boarding team makes its approach
A boarding team assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) has rendered medical assistance to several injured fishermen.
During a routine visit by the crew of CTF 150’s flagship, FS Somme, to a Yemeni dhow it became apparent that several of the crew members were suffering from minor injuries.
Somme’s doctor was transferred to the dhow to help treat the fishermen, and was able to provide advice on how to best manage the individuals’ injury at sea as well as providing initial treatment.
FS Somme’s doctor provides medical assistance to the crew of a Yemeni dhow.
Three of the principal surface units attached to Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) have rendezvoused at sea, allowing them to conduct exercises and training to hone their skills as they continue to counter illicit activity in the northern Indian Ocean.
CTF 150’s flagship, FS Somme, met up with the frigates FS Montcalm and HMCS Toronto and took full advantage of the opportunity to exchange information, replenish fuel and discuss their ongoing maritime security operations.
HMCS Toronto and FS Somme replenish at sea.
A warship attached to Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF’s) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 has conducted a series of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, working alongside personnel from both the Yemeni Navy and Marines.
The Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent, assigned to CTF 151, conducted a successful patrol of the islands of Socotra, off the Yemeni coast.
HMS Kent’s Royal Marines Boarding Team demonstrates board and search tactics to Colonel Ali Saleen of the Yemen Navy and Lieutenant Colonel Saalih Muhamed Alhumaymi of the Yemen Marines
The battle staff of the Singapore-led Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) welcomed new members and officers from four countries during a port call in Salalah, Oman.
Multinational representation in CTF 151 grew from seven to 11 nations with France, Brunei, Vietnam and Thailand joining a command team that already includes representatives from Australia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
The incoming and outgoing battlestaff members of CTF 151 aboard RFA Fort Victoria in Salalah, Oman