The Commander of CTF 152 and his team visited the US Coast Guard’s “Ship in a Box” facility in Bahrain last week.

The facility, which is a mock-up of a dhow, allows the US Coast Guard and its partners to conduct training boarding exercises.

“Maintaining maritime security in the Arabian Gulf is the main priority for CTF 152,” said Captain Al Qahtani, the Commander of the Combined Task Force. “It is a good opportunity for me and my team to work with our partners like the US Coast Guard towards the shared aim of deterring illicit maritime activity in the region.”

CTF 152, which has recently handed over command to the Saudi Border Guard, exists to protect the waters inside the Arabian Gulf from non-state actors conducting illicit activities in the region.