Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy at a ceremony in Bahrain on 26 February 2015. The ceremony marked Pakistan’s sixth command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).
Those members of Combined Task Force 150 and Combined Task Force 151 who could be spared from their operational commitments took a short break to take part in a friendly beach volleyball competition on Monday 9 February.
A key tenet of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) business model is that relationships matter. Our relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain, which hosts CMF headquarters, is of the utmost importance. As such, the recent visit by Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, to the Bahrain Defence Forces headquarters in Manama was a major milestone of our year thus far.
Officers from Japanese warship Harusame, supporting the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, were welcomed onboard Turkish warship TCG Buyukada recently, which is operating as part of NATO’s counter-piracy mission, when the two ships were sailing in close proximity to each other in the Gulf of Aden.
Officers from the Japanese Ship (JS) Harusame, currently assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-151, took the opportunity to visit the flagship of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Italian Ship (ITS) Andrea Doria, when they found themselves operating in close proximity.
The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force met with the head of the Royal Navy of Oman in order to build ever closer links between the 30 nation naval partnership and regional maritime powers.
The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman.
The Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, met his EU Naval Force counterpart during a visit to Muscat, Oman, on 20 January 2015.
Fresh from a successful period supporting the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism task force, Royal Navy warship HMS Kent is now supporting CMF’s counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.