Last month senior military officers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey hosted a dawn service and subsequent ‘gun-fire breakfast’ to commemorate Anzac Day in Bahrain.
Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), working with various ships and headquarters staff from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recently conducted a dedicated, coordinated maritime security operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in these important waters.
Warships, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft from New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces during Operation ‘Eureka’, a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism operation conducted in late February in the Northern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.
Warships and aircraft from Australia, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States continue to support Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden.
High in the skies above the Gulf of Oman and the North Arabian Sea, a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft is providing support to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security operations, searching out suspicious vessels involved in illicit activities that fund terrorism.
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.
The Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited Japanese and Turkish ships providing direct support to CTF-151 in Oman recently.
Yemeni Coast Guards recently embarked HMS Daring and HMAS Parramatta to observe maritime security operation Scimitar Anzac, conducted in the vicinity of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) conducted this Scimitar Anzac to further ensure the safe, unimpeded passage of merchant shipping through this key strategic waterway. The routine focused operation is one of a regular series of maritime security operations conducted by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the region.