On 16th May a team of CMF officers, led by Captain Maurizio Pastorino of the Italian Navy, visited the Royal Bahrain Naval Force to understand the capabilities it can bring to bear. The visitors were provided with a comprehensive brief about the Navy and how it contributes to Bahrain’s security, followed by a productive question and answer session.

After the brief, the CMF officers were given a detailed tour of a number of vessels, followed by a harbor tour. The result of this meeting is that key members of the CMF staff have refreshed their knowledge about an important partner nation, improving their ability to plan and conduct operations to ensure maritime security and counter criminal activity in the region.