Turkish-Led Combined Task Force Flagship visits Mombasa

Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 recently visited Mombasa, Kenya with his flagship TCG Gemlik.

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The Amphibious Attack Team Exercise on TCG Gemlik

The flagship TCG Gemlik (F-492) was received at the port by Mombasa Governor Ali Joho, Senator Hassan Omar and the Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ms Deniz Eke, along with coast region legislators.

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CCTF151, Mombasa Governor Ali Joho, Senator Hassan Omar and the Turkish Ambassador to Kenya Ms. Deniz Eke, along with coast region legislators visit TCG Gemlik

They were welcomed on board for lunch, followed by a presentation on the ship’s capabilities and an Amphibious Attack Team exercise display.

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The Amphibious Attack Team Exercise on TCG Gemlik

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The Amphibious Attack Team Leader describes the equipment used in the exercise to Mombasa Governor Ali Joho.

During the port visit to Mombasa, Rear Admiral Bay called on the Chief of the Kenyan Navy, Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu and the Director General of the Kenya Maritime Authority Mr Cosmas Cherop.

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Rear Admiral Bay visits the Kenya Maritime Authority(from left to right, the Republic of Turkey Nairobi Naval Attache Captain Hakan Tolunguc,CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Head of Commercial Shipping John Omingo , AG. Director General Mr. Cosmas Cherop, Head of Maritime Safety Wilfred Kagimbi, Commanding Officer TCG Gemlik, CTF 151 Battle Watch Captain Lieutenant Commander Tuncer Erdogan and Head of Public Affairs and Human Source Lina Jamwa.

He also took time to visit the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. Twelve Kenyan Navy Personnel also took the opportunity to visit TCG Gemlik (F-492), where they received a ship tour and a presentation on counter-piracy.

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The Chief of the Kenyan Navy, Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu with Rear Admiral Bay

The Turkish-led CTF 151 will continue to conduct counter-piracy patrols in the area of operation under the command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which is a multinational naval partnership of 30 nations. CMF exists to promote security, stability and prosperity across approximately 2.5 million square miles of international waters, which encompass some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

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Kenyan Navy Personel on the bridge

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Rear Admiral Bay with staff from the Security Regional Marine Rescue and Coordination Centre

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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