Last month senior military officers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey hosted a dawn service and subsequent ‘gun-fire breakfast’ to commemorate Anzac Day in Bahrain.
USN personnel as part of CTF 150 onboard a vessel in the Gulf of Aden USN Personnel approach local fishermen to understand what is happening in the area USN Personnel interact with local fisherman of Mukalla to understand what is happening in the area
The Royal Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Australian Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to disrupt terrorist organisations and their unlawful activities by restricting freedom of manoeuvre in the maritime domain.
Fishermen read with interest how they can help stop illegal maritime activities USN personnel, as part of CTF 150, approach a vessel in the Gulf of Aden USN Personnel, as part of CTF 150, are invited aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Aden
While patrolling the Makran Coast Royal Australian Navy personnel hand out information on how to stop illegal maritime activities. Royal Australian Navy personnel hand out information and chocolates while patrolling the Makran Coast. While patrolling the Makran Coast Royal Australian Navy personnel hand out information on how to stop illegal maritime activities.
Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF150), Commodore Jaimie Hatcher AM, RAN conducted a very successful Key Leader Engagement (KLE) in South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya in the period 2 to 10 March 2016. A priority for the KLE was to enhance multi-agency and multinational efforts to counter terrorism and narcotics smuggling from the Makran Coast to Eastern Africa.
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) celebrated International Women’s Day with a morning tea hosted by the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150).
Operating as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), Australian ship HMAS Darwin has uncovered and seized a large weapons cache following the boarding of a small fishing style vessel in the Middle East.
HMAS Darwin intercepted the vessel approximately 170 nautical miles (313 kilometres) off the coast of Oman and initially conducted a flag verification boarding. After assessing the vessel to be stateless, HMAS Darwin searched the vessel and discovered 1989 AK-47 assault rifles, 100 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 49 PKM general purpose machine guns, 39 PKM spare barrels and 20 60mm mortar tubes. These weapons were seized from the vessel that was heading towards the Somalia coast.
HMAS Darwin’s boarding party teams recently boosted their counter-terrorism skills as the warship begins maritime patrols in the Middle East region where it will be working alongside other members of the 31 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).
During Darwin’s stopover in Bahrain, the Australian sailors conducted a week of “visit, board, search and seizure” (VBSS) tactics training. The fast paced combination of classroom and practical training was provided by the United States Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) Maritime Engagement Team (MET).