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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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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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On Thursday 29 June, flag ships from Combined Task Force (CTF)150 and Operation Atalanta, both involved in Maritime Security Operations inside the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden, met at sea for on-going interactions.

Talks between CTF 150 and EUNAVFOR Commanding Officers

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While navigating off the Somali coast, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 flagship, French Ship (FS) Var, linked up with two Spanish ships from the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia otherwise known as Operation Atalanta, who were operating in the area.

Spanish Ship Galicia and French ship Var side by side during replenishment at sea in the Indian Ocean.
Spanish Ship Galicia and French ship Var side by side during replenishment at sea in the Indian Ocean.

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Representatives of the international maritime community met in Bahrain on Tuesday to discuss counter-piracy efforts at the 36th SHADE conference.

The Shared Awareness & Deconfliction (SHADE) conference offers a vital opportunity for military and civilian representatives to meet, share information and discuss cooperation opportunities to maintain the current suppression of piracy in the region. The conference discussed the causes of piracy, deterrence operations and the protection of merchant shipping.

Best Management Practices 4
Best Management Practices 4

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Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF151) Commodore (Cdre) Asif Hameed Siddique visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 07th to 12th April for a Key Leadership Engagement (KLE).

CCTF-151 visited Colonel Staff Abdullah Sultan AL Khozaimi Deputy Director of Naval Operations and Training based at the UAE Armed Force Head Quarters in Dubai
CCTF-151 visited Colonel Staff Abdullah Sultan AL Khozaimi Deputy Director of Naval Operations and Training based at the UAE Armed Force Head Quarters in Dubai

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Greetnig

Japanese ship Harusame, currently operating in direct support to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, welcomed a senior representative from the EU’s Capacity Building Mission Nestor (EUCAP Nestor) onboard when they came alongside in Djibouti recently.

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ITS Andrea Doria with JS Harusame in the background
ITS Andrea Doria with JS Harusame in the background

Officers from the Japanese Ship (JS) Harusame, currently assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-151, took the opportunity to visit the flagship of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Italian Ship (ITS) Andrea Doria, when they found themselves operating in close proximity.

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Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465

The Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, met his EU Naval Force counterpart during a visit to Muscat, Oman, on 20 January 2015.

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Representatives from around the world have come together in Bahrain to discuss the ongoing fight to counter the piracy threat to shipping posed by criminal gangs from Somalia.

Ms Ifigenia Metaxa from the World Food Programme explaining the importance of sea freight to Somalia
Ms Ifigenia Metaxa from the World Food Programme explaining the importance of sea freight to Somalia

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