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Turkish warship TCG Gaziantep left Salalah today following a brief port visit that will lead her into the final stage of her current counter-piracy deployment. The 4,100 ton frigate serves as the flagship of Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national counter-piracy mission operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The visit provided an opportunity to replenish stores and a short, but well deserved rest for the ship’s company and command staff which, in addition to Turkey, also includes officers from Canada, the UK and U.S. Over the last few months, Ertugrul has commanded ships and coordinated aircraft from a diverse range of nations, including Australia, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, the UK and U.S. Their mission is not only to disrupt pirate attacks and reassure merchant shipping, but also to strengthen regional partnerships, in order to build international resolve to prevent and deter such…

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