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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Commander of CTF-151 visits Japanese and Turkish Ships

Commodore Tony Millar discussing Japan’s contribution to counter-piracy operations with Captain Tsutomu Okawa

Commodore Tony Millar discussing Japan’s contribution to counter-piracy operations with Captain Tsutomu Okawa

The Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited Japanese and Turkish ships providing direct support to CTF-151 in Oman recently.

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Japanese warship assists drifting dhow in the Gulf of Aden

Dhow being towed by JS Takanami

Dhow being towed by JS Takanami

A Japanese warship working in direct support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation has come to the aid of a drifting dhow in the Gulf of Aden, towing it safely into Yemeni territorial waters.

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Commander of CTF-151 visits Counter-Piracy Partners in Oman

Cdre Tony Millar, MNZM, RNZN accepting a gift from RAdm Zhuang Chuanshu of the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) Task Group 989

Cdre Tony Millar, MNZM, RNZN accepting a gift from RAdm Zhuang Chuanshu of the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) Task Group 989

The Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) met his counterparts from the Chinese and Indian Navies during a recent visit to Oman.

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Big Three Counter-Piracy Task Force Commanders Meet in Muscat

The “Big 3”: Commodore Tony Millar MNZM, Royal New Zealand Navy of CTF-151; Commodore Aage Buur Jensen Royal Danish Navy from NATO; Rear Admiral Guido Rando Italian Navy from EUNAVFOR

The “Big 3”: Commodore Tony Millar MNZM, Royal New Zealand Navy of CTF-151; Commodore Aage Buur Jensen Royal Danish Navy from NATO; Rear Admiral Guido Rando Italian Navy from EUNAVFOR

The Commanders of the ‘Big Three’ international counter-piracy task forces met in Oman recently to discuss how they can best work together to deter and defeat criminals who use the sea lanes for illegal purposes.

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International Counter-Piracy Efforts Boosted by Joint CMF and NATO Exercise

JS Takanami exercising with HDMS Esbern Snare (foreground)

JS Takanami exercising with HDMS Esbern Snare (foreground)

Japanese Ship Takanami, working in direct support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-151, has undertaken a joint exercise with NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, the Danish Ship HDMS Esbern Snare, for the first time.

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