The Pakistan Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to disrupt terrorist organisations and their unlawful activities by restricting freedom of manoeuvre in the maritime domain.
The Royal Navy’s HMS Defender has seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean yesterday.
HMS Defender’s boarding teams have taken advantage of the United States Coast Guard Training Facility in Bahrain this month.
Last month the Royal Navy ship, HMS Middleton, worked closely with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) during a mine countermeasures exercise in the Gulf.