Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 recently visited Mombasa, Kenya with his flagship 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.
They were welcomed on board for lunch, followed by a presentation on the ship’s capabilities and an Amphibious Attack Team exercise display.
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.
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.
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.