Commander CTF 465 Visits CTF 151 Flagship

GULF OF ADEN (April 17, 2011) USS Mason is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces Coalition Task Force 151, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. CMF engages and builds capacity with regional and other partners to improve relevant capabilities in order to protect global maritime commerce and secure freedom of navigation. Onboard USS Mason, from left to right: LtCdr Artur Lucas da Silva; Cdre Alberto Correia; Radm Harris Chan; SLTC Thng Chee Meng; LTC Cheong Kit Chong; Cdr Adan Cruz; LtCdr Miguel Calhau Algarvio; Maj Dewayne Wan; Cdr David Mcewan.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 31 like-minded nations, dedicated to promoting security and free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.
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