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A disabled Yemeni fishing vessel drifting in the Gulf of Aden
A disabled Yemeni fishing vessel drifting in the Gulf of Aden

A Japanese warship assigned in direct support to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, has saved the lives of six fishermen in the Gulf of Aden.

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A Turkish Ship, working in direct support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-151, has undertaken the first focused operation Whātoro (New Zealand Māori for Outreach) with Yemeni forces in the Bab-al-Mandeb straight.

TCG Gemlik Seaboat approaching and assisting a Yemen fishing vessel.
TCG Gemlik Seaboat approaching and assisting a Yemen fishing vessel.

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Commodore Tony Millar discussing Japan’s contribution to counter-piracy operations with Captain Tsutomu Okawa
Commodore Tony Millar discussing Japan’s contribution to counter-piracy operations with Captain Tsutomu Okawa

The Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited Japanese and Turkish ships providing direct support to CTF-151 in Oman recently.

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Vice Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Commander-in-Chief Self-Defence Fleet, Japan Self Defence Force, visited Vice Admiral Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces, and Commodore Simon Ancona, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain, June 18.

Vice Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano (centre), Commander-in-Chief Self Defense Fleet Japan Self Defense Forces visits Combined Maritime Headquarters.
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Commodore Simon Ancona, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, His Excellency Shigeki Sumi, Japan Ambassador to Bahrain, Rear Admiral Kevin Scott, Deputy Commander US Naval Force Central Command.

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BAHRAIN – A high level delegation of Japanese officials visited the headquarters of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), May 6.

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Left to right: Rear Adm. Kevin Scott, Mr. Mitsu Shimojo, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, His Excellency Mr. Shigeki Sumi, Commodore Simon Ancona.

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