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The delegation from JS Harusame was warmly welcomed by the crew of INS Teg

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 meet their counterparts on Indian Naval Ship (INS) Teg when both ships were alongside in Salalah, Oman, recently.

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Two Thai naval ships, the offshore patrol vessel, HTMS Pattani, and support ship, HTMS Similan, have recently disrupted pirate activities in the Gulf of Aden, adding to maritime security and the protection of legitimate merchant vessels within the region. The Royal Thai Navy counter-piracy task group is part of the multi-national Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151). At 7 A.M. on Oct. 23, 2010, the MV Merlin Arrow issued a distress call stating that it was being attacked by a fast skiff. Indian warship INS Rajput, which was protecting a convoy in the area, sent its helicopter to investigate the skiff, which quickly changed course and headed away. HTMS Similian and HTMS Pattani were in the vicinity conducting another convoy when Similan spotted one skiff approximately 2 miles away. Six people were seen on board with a long ladder, and the skiff was suspected as being the same that had previously…

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