Last month the Royal Navy ship, HMS Middleton, worked closely with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) during a mine countermeasures exercise in the Gulf.
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.
Last month Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151), Rear Admiral Ken Cheong spoke at the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium (MIPS).
The latest Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference took place in Bahrain at an opportune time with the International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 16 (IMCMEX16) as the background to the discussions, and as a reminder of the global importance of the maritime environment.
HMS Defender conducted a rendezvous with RMS Queen Mary II in the northern Gulf of Oman during ongoing Maritime Security Operations being undertaken as part of the International Maritime Countermeasures Exercise 2016. As part of this exercise Defender acted as an escort for Queen Mary II, simulating the protection warships can provide through potentially dangerous sea lanes.
USN personnel as part of CTF 150 onboard a vessel in the Gulf of Aden USN Personnel approach local fishermen to understand what is happening in the area USN Personnel interact with local fisherman of Mukalla to understand what is happening in the area
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) welcomed Ambassadors from 10 nations and representatives from 18 countries to US Navcent HQ to celebrate the partnership of the willing as CMF aims to further strengthen the relationship between the contributing nations.