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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto, deployed under the French command of CTF 150, successfully disrupted 239 kilos of hashish and 10 kilos of heroin in the Red Sea as part of ongoing counter terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean area. Between April 2013 and the end of June, HMCS Toronto has successfully completed six drug interdictions, recovering over 1.3 tonnes of heroin and around six tonnes of hashish, whilst conducting counter terrorism and counter narcotics operations as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). <!–more–> “HMCS Toronto’s workclearly demonstrates the international community’s intolerance for misuse of international waters,” said Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command. “I am proud to see our ship and its crew continue to work with our partners and allies to deter and protect against terrorist activity at sea in the greater Middle East region” The Halifax-class frigate is working with CMF…

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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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Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), commanded by Commodore Greg Sammut RAN, recently conducted an operation in the Northern Arabian Sea to deter, detect and disrupt the smuggling of illicit cargo, including narcotics. Ships and aircraft from Australia, France, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States worked together, coordinating and conducting almost 200 interactions with the local maritime community, with a specific focus on targeting smuggling activity in the area. On the completion of the operation, HMAS STUART and PNS BADR conducted a combined patrol and continuation training period along the Pakistani coast. This is the second time in the last six months that the Australian and Pakistani navies have operated together under CTF 150 command, improving vital mariner and security operation skills among the crews of both warships. During the combined patrol period, STUART and BADR conducted cooperative active patrols, gunnery serials, manouevres, and helicopter transfers. They also…

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Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152), the Gulf security and cooperation mission of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), has been commanded by Kuwait since 9 May 2010. Brigadier General Jassim Al-Ansari of the Kuwait Navy assumed command from Colonel Tariq Khalfan Al-Zaabi of the United Arab Emirates in a grand ceremony conducted at Kuwait Navy Headquarters, Mohammad Al-Ahmad Naval Base. This was notable, as it marked the first-ever direct handover of CTF 152 command between GCC member nations. After a successful period in command, which included a programme of maritime exercises and the implementation of a new watch keeper qualification process, General Jassim relinquished command to Colonel Abdullah Dashti, also of the Kuwait Navy, on 9 Aug. 2010. Operations Day-to-day tasking of assets assigned to the task force focused on Maritime Security Operations (MSO) promoting, and if need be enforcing, a secure environment for all aspects of legitimate maritime commerce in…

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