Ships from around the world are supporting CMF Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Operations

Ships from around the world are supporting CMF Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Operations
View from HMAS Success during the transit in the Gulf of Oman. L-R: USS Dewey, USCGC Maui, USS Firebolt and HMS Dauntless
View from HMAS Success during the transit in the Gulf of Oman
L-R: USS Dewey, USCGC Maui, USS Firebolt and HMS Dauntless

Ships from various nations assigned to the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) rendezvoused briefly for a transit in the Gulf of Oman, demonstrating the international commitment to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security mission.

CTF-150 ships demonstrate their resolve L-R: USS Dewey, USS Firebolt, HMAS Success, USCGC Maui and HMS Dauntless
CTF-150 ships demonstrate their resolve
L-R: USS Dewey, USS Firebolt, HMAS Success, USCGC Maui and HMS Dauntless

CTF-150 counter-terrorism and maritime security operations aim to deter and deny terrorist organisations from using the seas to smuggle narcotics, weapons, and other illicit cargo while ensuring safe passage for merchant vessels in some of the busiest waterways in the world.

USS Dewey, USS Firebolt, HMAS Success, USCGC Maui and HMS Dauntless
USS Dewey, USS Firebolt, HMAS Success, USCGC Maui and HMS Dauntless

While assigned to CTF-150, the ships and their helicopters are busy searching, identifying, approaching and boarding suspicious vessels.  CTF-150 vessels also assist mariners in distress and provide humanitarian assistance as required.

HMS Dauntless, HMAS Success and USS Dewey sailing in formation with USS Firebolt and USCGC Maui out in front
HMS Dauntless, HMAS Success and USS Dewey sailing in formation with USS Firebolt and USCGC Maui out in front
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