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…
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.
The CMF Pakistan Naval Contingent celebrated its 76th Pakistan National Day with a Flag Hoist Ceremony and parade at the Pakistani Embassy.
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.
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.
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.
Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF 150) Commodore Jaimie Hatcher AM, Royal Australian Navy, thanked the Commanding Officer of the Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Tippu Sultan for their contribution to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) whilst the ship was alongside in Bahrain. The visit took place before the ship sailed to the North Arabian Sea for the last time in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150).
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.