Commander CTF-152 discusses Maritime Security challenges in The Gulf with the Royal Navy of Oman

Captain Shames Al Husby Royal Navy of Oman and Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Forces exchange a gift as a sign of the friendship between CMF and Oman

Captain Shames Al Husby Royal Navy of Oman and Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Forces exchange a gift as a sign of the friendship between CMF and Oman

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, in his current role as the Commander of Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), met with Captain Shames Al Husby, the Director of Operations for the Royal Omani Navy, in Muscat recently.

The visit was aimed at furthering the already strong relationship between the Royal Navy of Oman and the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation through increased opportunities for Omani cooperation with CMF in The Gulf and wider Middle East region. Among the specific discussion points were the potential for Omani ships to take part in exercises with CTF-152, including the upcoming Exercise Falcon Defender, which gives navies a chance to practice the skills necessary to protect a high value unit from attack, and more coordinated operations in the Southern Gulf.

This important visit continues a series of engagements throughout the region which has seen the Commander of CTF-152 working to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability between CMF ships and Gulf-based navies and coast guards.

Captain Al-Enazi stated:

“It is through engagement opportunities like this that we as a task force will continue to grow our capability and capacity beyond CMF in support of common interest and goals.”

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national naval coalition, dedicated to promoting security and prosperity across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Middle East. CMF’s main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment.
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