Monthly Archives: March 2017

CTF-151 Engages With Key Leaders and Other Maritime Organisations Involved in Counter-Piracy

Commander Combined Task Force 151 RADM Tatsuya Fukuda engages with the Djibouti Minister for Defence Ali Hassan Bahdon and other key members of the Djibouti Armed Forces in a series of Key Leadership Engagements (KLEs) with counter-piracy stakeholders in the … Continue reading

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Three in three for Combined Task Force 150!

Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 has made a third seizure of drugs in three weeks in the Arabian Sea. On 17 March, the United States Ship (USS) Laboon seized 500 kg of hashish concealed on a dhow that had been … Continue reading

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The CMF Commanders Conference (Bahrain) 15 – 16 March 2017

The bi-annual conference took place recently in Bahrain with senior representatives from all 31 CMF nations, as well as the 3 Combined Task Forces (CTFs): CTF-150 (Counter-Terrorism), CTF-151 (Counter-Piracy), and CTF-152 (Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf). The conference also … Continue reading

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Pirated MV Aris 13 released and underway

After what has been a tense few days monitoring the situation off Puntland, the MV Aris 13 has been released by the armed pirates who boarded it and forced it to an anchorage off the coast. The MV Aris 13 … Continue reading

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Combined Task Force 150 achieves its second seizure of drugs in under two weeks!

Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 has made a second seizure of drugs in under two weeks in the Arabian Sea. On 13 March, the United States Ship (USS) LABOON seized 270 kg of heroin concealed on a dhow that had … Continue reading

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CTF 151 Change of Command Ceremony

CTF 151 Change of Command Ceremony   Japan has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 after conducting a change of command ceremony with the Pakistan (PKN) Navy today.  This was presided over by Vice … Continue reading

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Combined Task Force 150 seizes hashish upon the high seas

20170303-cmf_pr_hmas_arunta_hash-u                                     Australian ship seizes drugs worth $36 million!   On 2 March, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta has seized 800 kg of hashish hidden in a consignment of coffee. Under the authority of Canadian-led and Australian supported Combined … Continue reading

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