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MANAMA, Bahrain – For the second time in 10 days, United Kingdom Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose (F236) interdicted a stateless fishing vessel transporting illegal drugs in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 24. Montrose was conducting a counter-narcotics patrol when it seized 150 kilograms of heroin, 250 kilograms of methamphetamine and 665 kilograms of hashish worth a total estimated U.S. street value of $18 million. “This seizure is a manifestation of the resolve and commitment of surface and air assets supporting Combined Maritime Forces to suppress and deter illicit activities at sea,” said Pakistan Navy Commodore Vaqar Muhammad, commander of Combined Task Force 150, one of three task forces under Combined Maritime Forces. Combined Maritime Forces is the largest multinational naval partnership in the world. The organization includes 34 nations and is headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN – Royal Jordanian Navy Col. Mohammad Ismail Al-Tarawneh relieved Brazilian Navy Rear Adm. André Luiz de Andrade Felix, as commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 during a ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18. Established in 2009, CTF 151 is one of three task forces operated by CMF. CTF 151 enhances regional maritime cooperation and protects global maritime commerce by deterring, disrupting and suppressing piracy and armed robbery at sea. “At the end of my tour of duty as CTF 151 commander, I feel I have accomplished my mission,” said Felix. “This is only possible because of the work of the sailors from 34 different countries, whose professionalism, commitment, respect for differences and education make the combined task force ready and stronger…

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The French Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions after conducting a handover ceremony with Canadian Navy personnel.

Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola
Vice Admiral John Miller Commander Maritime Forces looks on as Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy hands over command to René-Jean Crignola

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