CTF-150 Commander strengthens ties with Jordanian and British Armed Forces

In a visit to Jordan, Commodore Brian Santarpia met with senior officers from the Jordanian Armed Forces

In a visit to Jordan, Commodore Brian Santarpia met with senior officers from the Jordanian Armed Forces

Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and the current Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) recently returned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain from a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where he recognised the strong commitment and contribution to CMF operations from the Jordanian Armed Forces.

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Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy Task Force meets his EU Naval Force counterpart in Muscat

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465

The Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, met his EU Naval Force counterpart during a visit to Muscat, Oman, on 20 January 2015.

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French frigate Guépratte lends a helping hand again

Guépratte closed in on the distressed fishing dhow at sunset

Guépratte closed in on the distressed fishing dhow at sunset

For the second time since beginning operations with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the French Ship Guépratte provided assistance to a fishing dhow in distress.

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Ships from around the world are supporting CMF Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Operations

View from HMAS Success during the transit in the Gulf of Oman. L-R: USS Dewey, USCGC Maui, USS Firebolt and HMS Dauntless

View from HMAS Success during the transit in the Gulf of Oman
L-R: USS Dewey, USCGC Maui, USS Firebolt and HMS Dauntless

Ships from various nations assigned to the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) rendezvoused briefly for a transit in the Gulf of Oman, demonstrating the international commitment to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security mission.

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CTF-152 hosts international Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise in the Gulf

Ships and aircraft took part in a recent international Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise in the Gulf

Ships and aircraft took part in a recent international Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise in the Gulf

Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152) held a major maritime infrastructure protection exercise in the Gulf this month as part of an annual pre-planned training programme.

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HMS Kent keeps the heat on, swapping counter-terrorism for counter-piracy patrols

A Royal Navy sailor assists in repairing the broken outboard engine from a drifting skiff

A Royal Navy sailor assists in repairing the broken outboard engine from a drifting skiff

Fresh from a successful period supporting the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism task force, Royal Navy warship HMS Kent is now supporting CMF’s counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.

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Royal Navy Warship Supports International Counter-Terrorism Operations

The ship’s boarding teams approach a vessel at sea

The ship’s boarding teams approach a vessel at sea

Royal Navy warship HMS Kent has been providing support to the 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces, conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism patrols in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa.

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