Rear Admiral Anho Chung, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, and Commodore Ben Bekkering, CCTF 508, met with Commander Hameed bin Huwaishel Al Abri from the Royal Navy of Oman while in port in Salalah, Oman.

The visit allowed Rear Admiral Chung  and Commodore Bekkering to share some of the CMF and NATO counter piracy mission objectives with the Royal Navy of Oman and to emphasize the importance of coordination between counter piracy task forces and their regional counterparts

Both task forces aim to assist with building and improving the capacity of the key capabilities of their regional partners in order to better protect freedom of navigation throughout the 2.5 million square sea miles of the Gulf of Aden, Southern Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Somali Basin.

The Royal Navy of Oman representatives expressed their confidence in both the CMF and NATO counter piracy operations and showed their willingness for continuing dialogue with regional maritime forces.

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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