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CTF-151 is formally handed-over

Rear Adm. Nejat Inanir of the Turkish Navy has formally handed-over command of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 to Commodore Abdul Munib of the Pakistani Navy, in a special ceremony held at the US Navy’s NAVCENT headquarters in Bahrain, Dec. 9. This concludes Turkey’s sixth command of CTF-151. Formed in 2009, CTF-151 this maritime defence force is primarily dedicated to the deterrence, disruption and suppression of piracy and armed robbery at sea, and to engage with regional and other partners to strengthen relevant capabilities in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. RAdm Inanir praised the international nature of the Task Force, citing this as the main reason for its ongoing success. “We have a truly international blend of staff from 10 countries, each bringing their own culture and experience to our task force,” he said. “The wide range of strengths and different approaches…

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Cdre Guy Robinson (outgoing CCTTF 150), Vice Admiral Donegan (CCMF), Cdre Nasir (incoming CCTF 150)

The Pakistan Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to disrupt terrorist organisations and their unlawful activities by restricting freedom of manoeuvre in the maritime domain.

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The Flag Hoist Ceremony for Pakistan National Day

The CMF Pakistan Naval Contingent celebrated its 76th Pakistan National Day with a Flag Hoist Ceremony and parade at the Pakistani Embassy.

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Rear Admiral IIyas, Commodore Warrender, Rear Admiral Cheong

The Republic of Singapore Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 after conducting a handover ceremony with the Pakistan Navy. CTF 151’s principal mission is to suppress piracy in the maritime environment.

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Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi Commander Central Punjab (COMCEP) and Commandant Pakistan Navy War College at Lahore visited Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) Headquarters in Bahrain on 2 March 2016.

Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi Commandant PN War College being introuduced to N Heads of CTF 151
Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi Commander Central Punjab (COMCEP), Commandant Pakistan Navy War College being introduced to N-Heads of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151)

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Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) recently came to the rescue of a stricken yacht during a storm in the southern Red Sea.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) informed CTF151 that a British flagged sailing yacht was in distress during bad weather in the area. The vessel, Milashka, which had 6 Russian crew members on board, had sustained damage to its sail and was low on fuel.

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Djibouti Coast Guard Vessel escorting MY Milashka to Djibouti

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On 21 December 2015 command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) passed from the Turkish Navy under the command of Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay to Commodore Zahid Ilyas SI(M) S Bt of the Pakistan Navy.

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Commodore Zahid Ilyas, incoming Commander CTF 151

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Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.
Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.

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.

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