HMAS Darwin leaves on a high!

HMAS Darwin has completed her highly successful deployment to the Middle East in support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and is now heading home to Sydney.

Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, addresses HMAS Darwin ship's company as part of their medal presentation following their successful deployment.

Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, addresses HMAS Darwin ship’s company as part of their medal presentation following their successful deployment.

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CTF-152 scores with Exercise Goalkeeper

Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152) led a multi-national, regional exercise to enhance Maritime Interdiction Operations and to improve cooperation and interoperability between the numerous forces undertaking security operations in the Gulf.

P251 UAE Navy vessel Ghantut conducts a personnel transfer with USS Sirocco.

P251 UAE Navy vessel Ghantut conducts a personnel transfer with USS Sirocco.

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Commander CTF-151 begins Gulf of Aden engagement

The Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Munmu the Great has quickly settled down to business in the Gulf of Aden leading Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

Rear Admiral Cho Young Joo welcomes Commodore Aage Jensen aboard ROKS Munmu the Great.

Rear Admiral Cho Young Joo welcomes Commodore Aage Jensen aboard ROKS Munmu the Great.

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South Korean flagship welcomes HMS Defender to CTF-151

Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Munmu the Great met with the Royal Navy ship HMS Defender in Salalah, Oman while both ships were supporting Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

HMS Defender transits the Suez Canal on her maiden deployment.

HMS Defender transits the Suez Canal on her maiden deployment.

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CTF-150 Commander praises Australian warship’s efforts

HMAS Darwin’s contribution to operations in the Middle East as part of Australian Operation Slipper was formally recognised during a visit to the ship on 2 July by Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).

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Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander CTF-150 addresses the crew of HMAS Darwin.

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Record hash seizure for Combined Task Force 150

Fresh from setting the record for the largest maritime heroin seizure, HMAS Darwin, operating in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) has set another record in the fight against drug smuggling and the funding of terrorism.

Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding is displayed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to the destruction of the drugs.

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Pakistan passes command of CTF-151 to the Republic of Korea

Commodore Ali Abbas of the Pakistan Navy has handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations in the Middle East to Rear Admiral Cho Young Joo, Republic of Korea Navy, at a ceremony held on 12 June 2014 in Bahrain.

Vice Adm. John W. Miller, centre, Commander Combined Maritime Forces, along with Cdre Ali Abbas, left, of the Pakistan Navy, former commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, and Rear Adm. Cho Young-joo, Republic of Korea Navy, stand in formation during the CTF-151 change of command ceremony.

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