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CTF-151 is formally handed-over

Rear Adm. Nejat Inanir of the Turkish Navy has formally handed-over command of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 to Commodore Abdul Munib of the Pakistani Navy, in a special ceremony held at the US Navy’s NAVCENT headquarters in Bahrain, Dec. 9. This concludes Turkey’s sixth command of CTF-151. Formed in 2009, CTF-151 this maritime defence force is primarily dedicated to the deterrence, disruption and suppression of piracy and armed robbery at sea, and to engage with regional and other partners to strengthen relevant capabilities in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. RAdm Inanir praised the international nature of the Task Force, citing this as the main reason for its ongoing success. “We have a truly international blend of staff from 10 countries, each bringing their own culture and experience to our task force,” he said. “The wide range of strengths and different approaches…

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RAdm Nam with Cdre Luyckx

Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, Rear Admiral (RAdm) Nam Dong Woo recently visited Commodore René Luyckx, CCTF 465, of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) to strengthen ties.

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Cdre Warrender with the Korean delegation

Commodore (Cdre) William Warrender RN, the Deputy Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), welcomed Brigadier General Park Cheol-kyun of the Korean Ministry of National Defence to CMF Headquarters.

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CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Ken Cheong (centre) meets Head of Djibouti Navy COL Abdourahman Aden Cher (right) - 2

Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, Rear Admiral (Radm) Ken Cheong visited the Head of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher, at the Headquarters of the National Marines of Djibouti, as part of a series of Key Leadership Engagement visits to regional partners and units of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

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CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Ken Cheong (left)receives a warm welcome from Commanding Officer CNS Xiang Tan, CAPT Dong Qian
Rear Admiral Cheong meets Captain Dong Qian

Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 Rear Admiral (Radm) Ken Cheong visited the Chinese Naval Ship (CNS) Xiang Tan in Djibouti.

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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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