BRAZIL is warmly welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) family to become the 33rd nation to join the team.
Brazil are no strangers to CMF, having had a number of liaison officers work over the years within the organization to develop skills and understanding of how CMF works.
Commander Joao Prudencio Enes of the Brazilian Navy becomes the first officer to act as the Senior National Representative with Brazil in active membership.
Commander Joao Prudencio Enes, the Brazilian Senior National Representative, outside the CMF HQ in Bahrain. Photo Copyright of Combined Maritime Forces
A spokesperson for the Brazilian Navy said: “On July 30th, the Brazilian Navy answered the invitation letter from the CCFM accepting the affiliation as a full member of the CMF. The Brazilian Navy considers this kind of event an excellent opportunity to reinforce ties of friendship, as well as to promote cooperation and mutual respect among the participating Navies.”
The addition of Brazil to the CMF coalition means that they now have representation on every inhabited continent and have become a global maritime task force.
Commodore Steve Dainton, Deputy Commander of CMF said: “I am delighted to welcome Brazil to our growing organization. This just goes to show that maritime security issues such as piracy and terrorist activity are a true global concern and we look forward to the Brazilian Navy contributing to our international partnership.”