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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Rendezvous at sea brings European Union and Combined Maritime Forces counter-piracy flagships together

Rear Admiral Guido Rando in discussion with Captain Kim Jeong-Hyun

Rear Admiral Guido Rando in discussion with Captain Kim Jeong-Hyun

The international effort to defeat piracy in the Indian Ocean and off Horn of Africa was bolstered this week as the flagships of the European Union Naval Force (EU Naval Force) and the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), met at sea to share best practice on how to combat those who use the sea for illegal activities.

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Aussies and Kiwis unite under Pakistan-led CTF-150 to strike a blow against drug traffickers

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams, Sub-Zero and Saintly, on the flight deck, with 5588kg of hashish intercepted during a boarding in support of CTF-150 operations.

Members of HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party teams, Sub-Zero and Saintly, on the flight deck, with 5588kg of hashish intercepted during a boarding in support of CTF-150 operations.

A ROYAL Australian Navy warship operating under command of Pakistan Navy-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), supported by a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) maritime patrol aircraft, coordinated their efforts this week to strike a blow against hashish traffickers off the coast of Somalia to the tune of $280 million (AUD).

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New Commander of CTF-150 visits USS George H W Bush

Commodore Sajid Mahmood on the bridge of US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush

Commodore Sajid Mahmood on the bridge of US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush

Commodore Sajid Mahmood of the Pakistani Navy, commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), visited the US Navy’s Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush (CVN-77) recently.

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