Commander CTF-150 discusses common maritime security challenges with the South African National Defence Force

Commander CTF-150, Commodore Brian Santarpia thanks SAS Queen Modjadji’s Executive Officer Lieutenant-Commander Mountfield for an informative tour of the South African Navy’s third Type 209 submarine.

Commander CTF-150, Commodore Brian Santarpia thanks SAS Queen Modjadji’s Executive Officer Lieutenant-Commander Mountfield for an informative tour of the South African Navy’s third Type 209 submarine.

Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy, recently visited the Republic of South Africa to discuss common maritime security challenges and potential cooperation opportunities between Combined Maritime Forces and the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF).

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Pakistan assumes command of CTF-151 from Thailand

Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy accepts command of CTF-151 from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy

Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy accepts command of CTF-151 from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy

Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy at a ceremony in Bahrain on 26 February 2015. The ceremony marked Pakistan’s sixth command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

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US Coast Guard Cutter Maui returns from an extended counter-terrorism patrol with Combined Maritime Forces

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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.

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CMF ship welcomes senior members of the EU’s Capability Building Mission Nestor in Djibouti

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Japanese ship Harusame, currently operating in direct support to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, welcomed a senior representative from the EU’s Capacity Building Mission Nestor (EUCAP Nestor) onboard when they came alongside in Djibouti recently.

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CTF-151 beats CTF-150 during a friendly beach volleyball competition

Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game

Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game

Those members of Combined Task Force 150 and Combined Task Force 151 who could be spared from their operational commitments took a short break to take part in a friendly beach volleyball competition on Monday 9 February.

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Combined Maritime Forces bolsters ties with our Bahraini hosts

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CTF 151 met with His Excellency Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CTF 151 met with His Excellency Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

A key tenet of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) business model is that relationships matter. Our relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain, which hosts CMF headquarters, is of the utmost importance. As such, the recent visit by Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, to the Bahrain Defence Forces headquarters in Manama was a major milestone of our year thus far.

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US Navy patrol boats complete their first deployment with CTF-150

Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission.  This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.

Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission. This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.

Two United States Navy patrol boats based in Bahrain have completed their first deployment with Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force.

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