Rear Admiral Jackson Chia, Head of Naval Operations, Republic of Singapore Navy visited Vice Admiral Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Bahrain, September 11.
As Head of Naval Operations for the Republic of Singapore Navy Rear Admiral Chia visited CMF to see in person how Singaporean military assets are assisting Combined Maritime Forces with maritime security missions in the region.
Singapore has been a staunch supporter of CMF for many years and has contributed a wide rage of assets encompassing ships, personnel and aircraft. More recently, in 2010 and 2011 it commanded Combined Task Force 151 (Counter Piracy). Republic of Singapore Ship (RSS) Intrepid has recently sailed from Singapore and will be joining CMF in its anti-piracy operations shortly.
Vice Admiral Miller thanked Rear Admiral Chia saying “we welcome the enduring and valued support that the Republic of Singapore Navy has provided to CMF and thank them for this ongoing commitment. We are looking forward to working with RSS Intrepid when she arrives in the region”.
In response Rear Admiral Chia said “As a major shipping hub, Singapore is no stranger to managing the demands of international maritime security. Our embedded headquarters personnel at CMF, together with the arrival of RSS Intrepid, is aimed at countering the threat of piracy and ensuring the security of key waterways in the region”