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Yemeni Forces have been commended for their continued commitment to counter piracy by the Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF-151) Rear Admiral (RDML) Oguz Karaman following his visit to Yemen.

RDML Karaman of the Turkish Navy, said the chance to meet the Chief of General Staff Major General Ahmed Ali Al-Ashwal in Sana’a was a key opportunity to discuss the ongoing threat of piracy and the need for coordinating efforts. He said:

The Chief of General Staff (COGS) for the Yemeni military forces, Major General Ahmed Ali Al-Ashwal presents the Commander Combined Task Force 151 Rear Admiral Oguz Karaman (left) from the Turkish Navy with a plaque during their meeting in Sana’a, Yemen. Their discussions focused on counter-piracy and ways to collaborate in the future to deter pirates in the region as part of the broader maritime community.

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) rendered assistance to a fishing vessel Aug. 5, at approximately 7:20 p.m.

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On 19 January 2012, M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow en route to Somalia from Yemen, hailed a helicopter conducting operations from USS HALSEY (DDG 97) and indicated that they were in distress.

USS HALSEY (DDG 97) stock image

The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), which was two hours away from the position of the dhow, immediately responded to the distress call.  USS Halsey is currently the flagship of Combined Task Force 151 conducting counter piracy and maritime security operations.

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MANAMA, Bahrain – 115 representatives from the militaries of 27 nations, law enforcement agencies, the shipping industry andvarious governments met in Bahrain, Dec. 12-13, to discuss counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.  The 22nd Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) meeting was chaired by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and hosted by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

20111213_22nd SHADE Meeting, Bahrain (Image by LtCdr H Lane RN - MOD/CROWN copyright 2011)

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In today’s world of broadband internet, mobile phones and iPads, technology has replaced many forms of traditional communications.  However, one thing that technology can never replace is the human touch. 

Images by LA(Phot) Simmo Simpson (MOD / Crown Copyright)


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HMS MONMOUTH Continues Support to Counter Piracy HMS MONMOUTH continues to support Counter Piracy in the Red Sea by gathering vital information from Local fishermen while she actively searches for pirates. Images by LA(Phot) Stuart Hill/MOD – CROWN COPYRIGHT

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