New Zealand passes command of CTF-151 to Thailand

Commodore Tony Millar from the Royal New Zealand Navy hands over command of CTF-151 to Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy as Vice Admiral John W Miller, the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet Commander and Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces, looks on

Commodore Tony Millar from the Royal New Zealand Navy hands over command of CTF-151 to Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy as Vice Admiral John W Miller, the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet Commander and Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces, looks on

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Commodore Tony Millar, MNZM, Royal New Zealand Navy, at a ceremony in Bahrain on 25 November 2014. The ceremony marked Thailand’s second command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

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New Zealand-led CTF-151 Coordinates Successful International Search and Rescue Operation

MV Al Hasani

MV Al Hasani

Eight sailors who abandoned their sinking ship have been safely plucked from the sea following a 30 hour search involving two international organisations and six nations.

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Combined Maritime Forces Ship Swoops in on Narcotics Smugglers

The Boarding Team from HMAS Toowoomba with their haul

The Boarding Team from HMAS Toowoomba with their haul

A Royal Australian Navy warship operating under the Pakistan-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) achieved her second successful drugs haul off East Africa on Monday 17 November, stopping narcotics worth $158 million reaching the streets.

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Yemeni Coast Guard, Royal Saudi and US Navy join in Pakistan led Maritime Anti-Terrorism Focused Operation

Naval ships from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United States have taken part in an exercise under the Command of Commodore Sajid Mahmood SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy.

USS Dewey's Seahawk helicopter and Yemeni Coast Guard boat YCG Sana’a conducting joint search & rescue exercise during Focused Operation Taawun al Behr.

USS Dewey’s Seahawk helicopter and Yemeni Coast Guard boat YCG Sana’a conducting joint search & rescue exercise during Focused Operation Taawun al Behr.

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Combined Maritime Forces Hosts International Ship Board and Search Seminar

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has hosted personnel from eight nations at its headquarters in Bahrain at the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Seminar, part of the International Mine Counter Measures Exercise (IMCMEX).

VBSS Seminar Participants Breaching the Ship-in-a-Box

VBSS Seminar Participants Breaching the Ship-in-a-Box

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Commander CTF-150 Visits Kenya and Tanzania

Commodore Sajid Mahmood SI(M), Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF-150) visited the Republic of Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania, meeting key military leaders over five days.

Commodore Mahmood with Brigadier General CM Khariri Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Colonel TN Nganga Chief of Logistics Kenya Navy and Colonel JS Kiswaa Chief of Operations Kenya Navy.

Commodore Mahmood with Brigadier General CM Khariri Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Colonel TN Nganga Chief of Logistics Kenya Navy and Colonel JS Kiswaa Chief of Operations Kenya Navy.

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International Counter-Piracy Efforts Boosted by CTF-151 Focused Operation

A Turkish Ship, working in direct support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-151, has undertaken the first focused operation Whātoro (New Zealand Māori for Outreach) with Yemeni forces in the Bab-al-Mandeb straight.

TCG Gemlik Seaboat approaching and assisting a Yemen fishing vessel.

TCG Gemlik Seaboat approaching and assisting a Yemen fishing vessel.

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