HMAS SUCCESS CONTRIBUTING TO CTF 150 OPERATIONS

In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea.

En-route through to the CTF150 are or Operations

HMAS Success sails through rough seas as she sails to the Arabian Sea to be on patrol for the Combined Task Force 150.

CTF 150’s mandate is about promoting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment by countering terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use to fund their operations or conceal their movements.

The activities of CTF 150 directly influence events ashore, denying international terrorists the use of the seas as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons, or other illicit material.

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset on the bridge of HMAS Success contributing to Combined Maritime Forces patrols in the Arabian Sea

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Mark Butler on tactical headset on the bridge of HMAS Success contributing to Combined Maritime Forces patrols in the Arabian Sea

One of the many purposes of HMAS Success in the Middle East is to fulfil the CTF150 role of maintaining their commitment to continuing operations that deter de-stabilising activities in the maritime domain. These joint efforts help build a lawful maritime order.

This area is a vital artery of world trade that includes the main shipping routes from and to the Middle East region with over 23,000 shipping movements per year. Over one third of the world’s oil passes through the Middle East waterways each year.

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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