Third Annual CMF Legal Conference

The third annual Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Legal Conference was held recently at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Base, Bahrain during 8-9 April. The Conference, coordinated by the CMF Legal team comprised of Commander James Farrant, Royal Navy, and Lieutenant Kurt Ploszczyniec, Royal Australian Navy and was designed to provide an overview of CMF operations from a legal perspective and to encourage robust legal discussion of the resultant legal issues at the unclassified level.

Members of the Third Annual CMF Legal Conference

Members of the Third Annual CMF Legal Conference

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Ready Together: aircraft and ship join forces to support CTF-150 maritime security and counter-terrorism operations

In March the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) contributing and partner nations once more demonstrated the strength of working together to maintain secure and stable sea lanes in the Middle East waterways.

Maritime Patrol Aircraft from New Zealand

Maritime Patrol Aircraft from New Zealand

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CMF participates in UNODC Pakistan-Afghanistan Integrated Border Management Workshop

A delegation from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) presented at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 5th Pakistan-Afghanistan Integrated Border Management Workshop held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 16th to 20th March 2015.

CMF presented at the recent UNODC 5th Pakistan-Afghanistan Integrated Border Management Workshop in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

CMF presented at the recent UNODC 5th Pakistan-Afghanistan Integrated Border Management Workshop in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Canada hands over Command of CTF 150 to France

The French Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions after conducting a handover ceremony with Canadian Navy personnel.

Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola

Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola

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USCG Cutter Aquidneck conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations with CTF-150

Over the past few weeks, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck has patrolled the Gulf of Oman to conduct counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in support of CTF-150.

Sun Setting

Sun Setting

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CMF enjoys a friendly football tournament

Members of Combined Maritimes Forces (CMF) took time away from operations to have a friendly football tournament on Tuesday March 24, 2015.

The Finalists

The Finalists

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Commander Combined Task Force 150 strengthens ties with Royal Saudi Naval Force

Commodore Brian Santarpia, Canadian Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), recently completed a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to further deepen the cooperation and information sharing relationship between the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF) and Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force.

Commodore Santarpia welcomed on deck by members of the Royal Saudi Naval Force

Commodore Santarpia welcomed on deck by members of the Royal Saudi Naval Force

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