Category Archives: Maritime Crime

CCTF 151, Rear Admiral Ken Cheong meets CTF 465, Rear Admiral Jan Kaack on board FGS Bayern in Salalah, Oman - 2
Rear Admiral Cheong with Rear Admiral Kaack

Rear Admiral Ken Cheong, Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, visited the EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) (Somalia) flagship, FGS Bayern in Salalah in the Gulf of Aden.

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CCTF 151. Rear Admiral Ken Cheong receives a welcome token from CO Wang Geon CAPT Yang Seung Ryong - 1
Rear Admiral Cheong receives a welcome token from the CO of Wang Geon, Captain Yang Seung Ryong

Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151), Rear Admiral Ken Cheong RSN, carried out Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) with the Republic of Korea recently.

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Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne, working for the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East, has made another seizure of illegal narcotics off the coast of East Africa.

 

HMAS Melbourne
Members of the Ship’s Company in HMAS Melbourne inspect 151 kilograms of heroin discovered in a vessel off the Tanzanian coast.

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In the last two months, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), through Combined Task Force (CTF)150, has put a real dent in the funding of terrorism, with the seizure and destruction of 1.7 tons of illegal narcotics off the east coast of Africa. While the ships involved in these interdictions are a highly visible element of the war on terrorism at sea, there are other agencies that are working behind the scenes and alongside the sailors, to make it all possible; one such agency is the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

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