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Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy accepts command of CTF-151 from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy
Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy accepts command of CTF-151 from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy

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).

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Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game
Early on, the combined Canadian/Australian CTF-150 team (back) took the lead, winning the first game

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.

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Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CTF 151 met with His Excellency Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and current Commander of CTF 151 met with His Excellency Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

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.

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Captain Masatoshi Kashihara from the JS Harusame in discussions with Lieutenant Commander Ali Tuna Baysal, Commanding Officer of the TCG Buyukada
Captain Masatoshi Kashihara from the JS Harusame in discussions with Lieutenant Commander Ali Tuna Baysal, Commanding Officer of the TCG Buyukada

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.

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ITS Andrea Doria with JS Harusame in the background
ITS Andrea Doria with JS Harusame in the background

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.

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JS Harusame Shore Engagement Team visited to Local fishing vessel at port of call
JS Harusame Shore Engagement Team visited to Local fishing vessel at port of call

A Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship supporting CTF-151, the counter-piracy task force, engaged with local fishermen during a port visit to Salalah, Oman, this week.

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Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF-151 was warmly welcomed by Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Kahmis Al-Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF-151 was warmly welcomed by Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Kahmis Al-Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman

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.

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Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF-151 welcomed onboard the JS Harusame
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF-151 welcomed onboard the JS Harusame

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.

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Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander CTF 151 arrives onboard ITS Andrea Doria, the EU Naval Force flagship, and is met by Rear Admiral Guido Rando from the Italian Navy and Commander of CTF-465

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.

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A Royal Navy sailor assists in repairing the broken outboard engine from a drifting skiff
A Royal Navy sailor assists in repairing the broken outboard engine from a drifting skiff

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.

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