CTF 152, Kuwait and Bahrain Commanders share experiences

Building closer ties with the Bahrain Navy, Colonel Mohammed Aleid of the Kuwait Navy and Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, met with Lt Colonel Nayef Al Jowder the Commanding Officer of Bahrain Warship Abdul Rahman Al Fadel.

 The Captain of the Bahraini Guided Missile Patrol Craft discussed its capabilities and how they can operate closer with CTF 152. The CTF coordinates Theatre Security Cooperation (TSC) activities with many regional partners, including Bahrain, conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and remains prepared to respond to any crisis that may develop in the Gulf.


Left to right: Cdr Beau White USN, Col Mohammed Aleid of the Kuwait Navy and Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, Cdr Naif Aljowdar (Commanding Officer of Bahrain Warship Abdul Rahman Al Fadel) and Cdr Akram Mahmod Ayasrah

 Lieutenant Will Barrowclough Royal Navy, working with CTF 152 said: “Much of Combined Maritime Forces is about forging solid working relationships with the some 30 nations involved. Meeting face to face is definitely the best way to create these networks and we are looking forward to working with all member nations.”

 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is one of those crises the Task Force is prepared to respond to and trains for throughout the year. During the meeting the Commanding Officers discussed the participation of Abdul Rahman Al Fadel in Ex Falcon Response, the Task Force’s multinational SOLAS and Search and Rescue exercise in the Gulf.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 31 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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