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 will be promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 30 August.
Rear Admiral Ito JMSDF, Vice Admiral Miller USN and Captain Ayhan Bay TN.
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.
Caption: Korean and Japanese medical personnel from ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin and JDS Akizuki discuss the medical status of the patient before transfer to Djibouti.
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The Pakistan Navy celebrated the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14 August 2015.
The Independence Day ceremony was hosted by Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The ceremony along with the Pakistani Community was attended by representatives of the 30 nations of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) including Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CCMF) Vice Admiral John Miller and CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito.
Pakistan 68th Independence Day celebration – cutting the cake. L-R – Commodore William Warrender, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Vice Admiral John Miller, and Mr Mohammed Ahad, Head of Chancery, Pakistan Embassy.
Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 has conducted a joint operation with partners from across the international community, both military and non-military, aimed at encouraging the maritime community to work together to promote legitimate trade and fair use of the sea in the Horn of Africa region.
The operation, coordinated by CTF151, was a multinational, multiagency operation involving ships and aircraft from 5 nations, the UK Maritime Trade Organisation and the European Union Naval force, (EU NAVFOR). The aim was to encourage cooperation and communication amongst all maritime users in the region, including fishermen and merchant vessels operating in the area.
Caption: An officer onboard JS AKIZUKI conducts a Maritime Awareness Call with a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden.
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.
Captain Crignola FN hands over the command of CTF150 to Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas PN as Vice Admiral Miller USN looks on.
Commander of Combined Task Force 151 met the Vice President of the Seychelles to discuss the combined approach that has been successful in suppressing piracy in the region over the past years.
Chief of Seychelles Coast Guard, Lt Col Simon Dine (l), and Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito (r), survey the Seychelles Coast Guard Fleet.
Commander of Combined Task Force 151 visited senior representatives of the Kenyan Government and Defence Forces to discuss regional maritime security.