Commander Combined Task Force 151 attends MIEVOM and visits UKMTO

Commander CTF 151 attended the Maritime information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai on 11 December 2014

Commander CTF 151 attended the Maritime information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai on 11 December 2014

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy, the Commander of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, attended the Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) at the Movenpick LBN Battuta Gate Hotel in Dubai on 11 December 2014.

Commander CTF 151 was briefed by Lieutenant Commander Peter Harriman Royal Navy, the Officer in Charge of the UK Maritime Trade Organisation in Dubai

Commander CTF 151 was briefed by Lieutenant Commander Peter Harriman Royal Navy, the Officer in Charge of the UK Maritime Trade Organisation in Dubai

MIEVOM provides a stage for maritime organisations to exchange information in support of maritime security aimed at ensuring the safety for maritime trade.

  Commander CTF 151 met with Lieutenant Commander Peter Harriman Royal Navy, the Officer in Charge of the UK Maritime Trade Organisation in Dubai


Commander CTF 151 met with Lieutenant Commander Peter Harriman Royal Navy, the Officer in Charge of the UK Maritime Trade Organisation in Dubai

After attending the MIEVOM meeting, Rear Admiral Wanich visited the UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) in Dubai. Lieutenant Commander Peter Harriman Royal Navy, the Officer in Charge, welcomed Commander CTF-151 to the organisation and gave a presentation on the work that UKMTO does. He explained that UKMTO is the primary point of contact for merchant vessels who wish to be informed about maritime security issues and protective measures in the region, and to liaise with naval forces to ensure their safety while passing through the High Risk Area.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 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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