CTF-150 and Australian Federal Police deepen their relationships

Captain Nicholas Stoker from the Royal Australian Navy (left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with Australian Federal Police Senior Liaison Officer Anthony Fox (middle) and Australian Federal Police Analyst Tim Lindbeck (right), during a visit to the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in Bahrain on 11 December 2014

Captain Nicholas Stoker from the Royal Australian Navy (left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with Australian Federal Police personel during a visit to the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in Bahrain on 11 December 2014

On 11 December 2014, staff from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), met with representatives of the regional Australian Federal Police (AFP) Detachment to deepen the relationship between the two organisations in defeating maritime terrorism.

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Commander Combined Task Force 151 attends MIEVOM and visits UKMTO

Commander CTF 151 attended the Maritime information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai on 11 December 2014

Commander CTF 151 attended the Maritime information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai on 11 December 2014

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy, the Commander of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, attended the Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at the Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel in Dubai on 11 December 2014.

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French frigate Guépratte arrives on station to support maritime counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East

View from FS Guépratte’s bridge as the ship transits through the Bab el-Manded Straight on 9 December 2014.

View from FS Guépratte’s bridge as the ship transits through the Bab el-Manded Straight on 9 December 2014.

On 5 December 2014, the French frigate Guépratte sailed out of the Suez Canal into the Red Sea, ready and willing to support Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism operations under Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).

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Commander Combined Task Force 151 visits Djibouti

Commander Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich met with Colonel Elio Volpari, Italian Task Force Air Commander, in Djibouti on 9th December2014

Commander Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich met with Colonel Elio Volpari, Italian Task Force Air Commander, in Djibouti on 9th December2014

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the bonds between the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the north African country.

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Head of the Lebanese Navy visits the Combined Maritime Forces

Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy (L) and Captain Mick Turner Royal Australian Navy (R) flank Rear Admiral Nazih J'baily

Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy (L) and Captain Mick Turner Royal Australian Navy (R) flank Rear Admiral Nazih J’baily

The Head of the Lebanese Navy, Rear Admiral Nazih J’baily, was welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain by Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy on 11 December 2014.

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HMAS Toowoomba heads home after a successful maritime security and counter-terrorism mission

HMAS Toowoomba prepares to make her approach to RFA Wave Ruler in order to conduct a replenishment at sea while on Operation Manitou.

HMAS Toowoomba prepares to make her approach to RFA Wave Ruler in order to conduct a replenishment at sea while on Operation Manitou.

On 13 December 2014, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Toowoomba headed home after a very successful four month deployment as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force CTF-150. Her tour as part of CMF has been nothing short of outstanding, finishing another successful deployment by the Royal Australian Navy.

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Commander CTF-150 visits Pakistan to discuss cooperation with senior leaders in the region

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia (right), met with the Commander of the Pakistan Fleet, Vice-Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi (left), in Karachi during a two day visit on 8/9 December 2014

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia (right), met with the Commander of the Pakistan Fleet, Vice-Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi (left), in Karachi during a two day visit on 8/9 December 2014

The Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, met with senior leaders in Pakistan’s maritime security agencies in Karachi during a two day visit on 8 and 9 December 2014.

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