The Royal Australian Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Pakistan Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to suppress the exploitation of the maritime environment by those with terrorist links.
Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF150) Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas visited Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne whilst the ship was alongside in Bahrain prior to her sailing to the North Arabian Sea in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150).
The Pakistan Navy celebrated the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14 August 2015.
The Independence Day ceremony was hosted by Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The ceremony along with the Pakistani Community was attended by representatives of the 30 nations of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) including Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CCMF) Vice Admiral John Miller and CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito.
On July 30, France transferred command of Combined Task Force (CTF 150) to Pakistan, after a four month deployment at sea onboard French Ship Var, the CTF 150 flag ship. This completed France’s 9th command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force.
23rd March 2015 saw the 76th anniversary of Pakistan Day. It is a national celebration day that marks the successful adoption of a constitutional draft that ultimately called for greater autonomy in British India.
A Strength of having 30 nations operating together in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) partnership is the opportunity to train together and learn from one another, contributing to greater interoperability during operations. Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency personnel recently had such an opportunity when participating in a five day Visit, Board, Search, Seizure (VBSS) training with the US Coast Guard Middle East Training Team in Manama, Bahrain.
Commodore Brian Santarpia, Commander CTF-150 congratulates LT Kaleem Ullah from the Pakistan Navy for his participation to the training at the closing ceremony
Yemeni Coast Guard, Royal Saudi and US Navy join in Pakistan led Maritime Anti-Terrorism Focused Operation
Naval ships from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United States have taken part in an exercise under the Command of Commodore Sajid Mahmood SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy.
Commodore Ali Abbas of the Pakistan Navy has handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations in the Middle East to Rear Admiral Cho Young Joo, Republic of Korea Navy, at a ceremony held on 12 June 2014 in Bahrain.