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Cdre Warrender with Naval Reservists from the UK, Germany, Canada, France and Australia

Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces (DCCMF) Commodore (Cdre) William Warrender of the Royal Navy has met with Reservists under his command from five different countries.

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The French Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions after conducting a handover ceremony with Canadian Navy personnel.

Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola
Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola

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On 4 March 2015, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officials visited Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) staff to discuss common challenges and mutual cooperation.

“CTF-150 and the RCMP share common objectives in maritime crime and security, especially the trafficking of narcotics, profits from which are known to fund terrorist organisations,” said Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and currently Commander of CTF-150. “Through mutual cooperation, collectively we can become more successful in stopping maritime crime at sea that support terrorist-related activity.”

RCMP_Visits_CTF150 Commander CTF-150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, meeting an RCMP representative to discuss mutual cooperation.

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Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.
Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.

Warships, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft from New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces during Operation ‘Eureka’, a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism operation conducted in late February in the Northern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.

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Commander CTF-150, Commodore Brian Santarpia thanks SAS Queen Modjadji’s Executive Officer Lieutenant-Commander Mountfield for an informative tour of the South African Navy’s third Type 209 submarine.
Commander CTF-150, Commodore Brian Santarpia thanks SAS Queen Modjadji’s Executive Officer Lieutenant-Commander Mountfield for an informative tour of the South African Navy’s third Type 209 submarine.

Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy, recently visited the Republic of South Africa to discuss common maritime security challenges and potential cooperation opportunities between Combined Maritime Forces and the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF).

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Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game
Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game

Those members of Combined Task Force 150 and Combined Task Force 151 who could be spared from their operational commitments took a short break to take part in a friendly beach volleyball competition on Monday 9 February.

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Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission.  This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.
Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission. This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.

Two United States Navy patrol boats based in Bahrain have completed their first deployment with Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force.

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Organised by the UNODC Country Office Pakistan in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, the seminar was the first of its kind in bringing so many affected countries together to consider a ‘shared responsibility’ approach in combating drug networks and narcotics smuggling
Organised by the UNODC Country Office Pakistan in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, the seminar was the first of its kind in bringing so many affected countries together to consider a ‘shared responsibility’ approach in combating drug networks and narcotics smuggling

Representatives from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) attended the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Counter Narcotics Seminar and Workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 27 and 28 January 2015. The event aimed at enhancing awareness and aligning international efforts to combat the challenges posed by narcotics trafficking in the Middle East.

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Sailors aboard USS Dewey lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)
Sailors aboard USS Dewey lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)

Aboard a warship, every sailor can make a contribution to the success of the mission at any moment. Sometimes, that contribution comes in the most unexpected way.

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