Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF151) Commodore Zahid Ilyas SI(M) S.Bt recently visited Djibouti to promote further cooperation between Djibouti and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).
Commodore Zahid Ilyas met with the Djiboutian Deputy Chief of Navy, Lieutenant Commander Ali Abdoulaye Bouh, in recognition of Djibouti’s valuable support of Coalition Forces. Lieutenant Commander Ali Abdoulaye Bouh thanked CTF151 for its contribution to capacity building within the Joint Area of Operations and acknowledged CTF151’s effort in tackling piracy in the region. The meeting also provided the opportunity to deepen further cooperation between CMF and Djibouti.
Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 recently visited Djibouti with his flagship TCG Gemlik. Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s prominent port.
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the bonds between the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the north African country.
Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) operations continue in the southern Red Sea, Bab el Mandeb strait and Gulf of Aden, some of the most frequented waters in the world. The third phase of this recent operation under the French command of the CTF 150 started yesterday. Indeed, after the planning then the integration phase of the different units that would have been able to coordinate the different assets available, the operation enters in its execution phase. Patrol ships from the Yemeni Coast Guard and Navy and from the Djibouti Navy joined the different ships of the CTF150 in order to start common patrols. The French commander, in charge of all activities, said, “This operation shows and reinforces the interoperability that already exists between the different navies engaged under the CTF 150 banner and the forces of the region. The coordination has exceeded the framework of the traditional meetings of…
Warships from 6 international navies are currently operating as part of the French led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), conducting maritime security cooperation in close coordination with coastal states and regional partners in the southern Red Sea, Bab el Mandeb strait and west of the Gulf of Aden. This operation is part of a series of several maritime security operations conducted in the region by the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The operation has been planned to establish a routine flow of information between CTF 150 assets and their regional partners and specifically the ships and Naval Operation Centres (NOCs), to be able to coordinate a wide response to any possible terrorist threat and the subsequent use of the maritime environment in this strategic area. <!–more–> This cooperation will deter the illicit activities linked to terrorism and will enable CMF forces to maintain a safe maritime area for the legitimate…
DJIBOUTI – Commander of Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, Pakistan Navy visited Djibouti, November 18-20 to meet international partners in the fight against armed piracy on the high seas.
Two officers from the Djiboutian Navy played a key role recently during a maritime security response exercise held in the Gulf of Aden.
Lt. Ahmed Mahmood Said and Lt. Aboubaker Abdi Mahamoud embarked U.S. warships USS Donald Cook and USS Truxton as specialist local advisors, who were vital in providing expert advice on boarding teams on local fishing patterns, customs and concerns. USS Donald Cook, USS Truxton and the Australian warship, HMAS Parramatta, exercised their ability to react to a maritime attack. The exercise also provided the participants the opportunity to speak with local fishermen, as well as offering them food, water and medical supplies.