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MANAMA, Bahrain – Two U.S. Navy ships seized 385 kilograms of heroin worth approximately $4 million from a stateless fishing vessel transiting the Arabian Sea, Dec. 27. U.S. Coast Guard personnel embarked aboard USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Typhoon (PC 5) discovered the illegal shipment while conducting a flag verification boarding in accordance with customary international law. The confiscated drugs were destroyed at sea by U.S. forces. The coastal patrol ships were operating as part of an international task force called Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, which has increased regional patrols to locate and disrupt unlawful maritime activity. CTF 150 is one of three task forces under Combined Maritime Forces. “This latest seizure is a demonstration that CTF 150 and assigned surface and air assets are ready to conduct interdiction operations 365 days a year,” said Royal New Zealand Navy Capt. Brendon Clark, commander of CTF 150. In 2021,…

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Commodore Tony Millar of the Royal New Zealand Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Youngjoo Cho, Republic of Korea Navy, at a ceremony in Bahrain on 28 August 2014. The ceremony marked South Korea’s third command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).

Vice Adm. John W. Miller, center, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, along with Rear Adm. Youngjoo Cho, left, Republic of Korea Navy, former commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, and Commodore Anthony Millar, of the Royal New Zealand Navy render honours for the national anthem during the CTF-151 change of command ceremony.

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