Building closer ties with the Bahrain Navy, Colonel Mohammed Aleid of the Kuwait Navy and Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, met with Lt Colonel Nayef Al Jowder the Commanding Officer of Bahrain Warship Abdul Rahman Al Fadel.
The Captain of the Bahraini Guided Missile Patrol Craft discussed its capabilities and how they can operate closer with CTF 152. The CTF coordinates Theatre Security Cooperation (TSC) activities with many regional partners, including Bahrain, conducts Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and remains prepared to respond to any crisis that may develop in the Gulf.
Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) recently conducted a coordinated maritime focused operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in the region.
The Kuwait-led CTF 152, based in Bahrain, used naval and air assets from the United States, United Kingdom and Kuwait to conduct the joint operation in support of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) mission of deterring criminal and terrorist activity in the Gulf and maintaining regional maritime security.
Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), working with various ships and headquarters staff from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recently conducted a dedicated, coordinated maritime security operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in these important waters.
Captain Suliman Al-Enazi from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, in his current role as the Commander of Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), met with Captain Shames Al Husby, the Director of Operations for the Royal Omani Navy, in Muscat recently.
The 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) organisation welcomed 41 senior officers to its Bahrain-based headquarters last week, as the international naval partnership hosted its 2015 Force Commanders Conference.
Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152) held a major maritime infrastructure protection exercise in the Gulf this month as part of an annual pre-planned training programme.
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) units have practiced essential escorting operations during a fast-paced exercise in the central Gulf.
Exercise Falcon Defender, led by CMF’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, was designed to get the participating ships and aircraft from different nations working together to escort ship’s carrying valuable cargo, in this case played by UK Forward Repair Ship RFA Diligence.
Units from the Bahrain Navy and Bahrain Coast Guard have recently completed a major Search and Rescue exercise off the coast of Manama, working as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). <!–more–> The patrol vessel RBNS Al Jaberi and the corvette RBNS Manama joined RBCGS DAR-14 for Exercise Falcon Response, designed to develop the Bahraini maritime forces’ ability to rescue distressed mariners at sea. Working with warships from the United States Navy and cutters from the United States Coast Guard, the three Bahraini vessels practiced searching wide areas of open ocean for a simulated ‘casualty’. The exercise called for close cooperation between the ships and an operations base ashore in Bahrain. Commander Rashed Al Ameen, Commanding Officer of RBNS Al Jaberi, said: “I think the integration between all the participants was outstanding. “As navies, we only get to see each other at sea. This integration isn’t something we can…
As part of a wider integration with Gulf maritime forces, Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) planned and supervised a series of Search and Rescue exercises, known as Exercise Falcon Response, off the Kuwaiti coast. The aim of the exercise was for the navies and coast guards of Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to work together in testing and proving specific Search and Rescue techniques. <!–more–> Set against a fictitious scenario in which the Bahrain headquarters of CTF 152 received a distress call from an unknown location, the task groups involved in Falcon Response set about searching for the casualty in the waters of the Gulf. Each vessel in turn was nominated as the On-Site Coordinator (OSC) a task which involved selecting the most appropriate search pattern for the ships to follow, based on their best estimate of where the call came from. They would then coordinate the other ships…