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CTF150 CONDUCTS KEY LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA AND MADAGASCAR

Between 10-14 July 17, the Commander of CTF 150, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas travelled to Pretoria and Antananarivo to engage with representatives of the South African and Malagasy Defence Forces, regional maritime security agencies and political bodies. Key Leadership Engagement … Continue reading

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HMAS ARUNTA’s FINAL TASK IN CTF150

HMAS Arunta Conducts Capacity Building with Tanzanian Authorities Between 21-22 June HMAS Arunta visited the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam. The frigate has been supporting Combined Task Force 150 and its counter-terrorism mission in the Northern Indian Ocean. HMAS … Continue reading

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CMF WELCOMES HMAS NEWCASTLE

Australia’s HMAS Newcastle was assigned to Operation MANITOU from 09 July 2017 in support of the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces. Newcastle will be predominately tasked to support Combined Task Force 150 for counter-terrorism and maritime security operations. The Commanding Officer, Commander … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF COMMAND IN BAHRAIN

The Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces (DCCMF) has seen a change of command on 29th June at a short ceremony in Bahrain. Commodore William Warrender handed over the reins to Commodore Steve Dainton after more than two years as DCCMF … Continue reading

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JAPAN HANDS OVER TO TURKEY IN CTF151 CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) to the Turkish Navy after conducting a change of command ceremony, June 29. Rear Amiral Emre Sezenler Turkish Navy assumed command … Continue reading

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COMBINED MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE

Combined Maritime Force, Maritime Shipping and a Royal Navy helicopter and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship have been involved in a comprehensive and coordinated search and rescue operation of mariners in the Arabian Sea south of Oman. On the morning of … Continue reading

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NEARLY 2 TONS OF NARCOTICS SEIZED UNDER CTF150 OPERATION SOUTHERN SURGE

In the last two months, the French-UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 has conducted ‘Operation Southern Surge’ seizing more than 13/4 tons of narcotics from traffickers in the Indian Ocean dealing a significant blow to the funding of terrorism. … Continue reading

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