HMS Defender’s boarding teams have taken advantage of the United States Coast Guard Training Facility in Bahrain this month.
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.
THE British and French navies have recently displayed their close working relationship by sharing command of each other’s assets on two different oceans.
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
The Royal Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Australian Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to disrupt terrorist organisations and their unlawful activities by restricting freedom of manoeuvre in the maritime domain.
Fishermen read with interest how they can help stop illegal maritime activities USN personnel, as part of CTF 150, approach a vessel in the Gulf of Aden USN Personnel, as part of CTF 150, are invited aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Aden
The Royal Navy provides a permanent and significant contribution to the Combined Maritime Force (CMF), a multi-national naval partnership consisting of 31 nations and 215 personnel.
CMF, which was initially formed as part of the Global Counter Terrorism Force, is based in Bahrain and is commanded by Vice Admiral Donegan, who is also Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander US Fifth Fleet. It originated in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001, and more specifically as the maritime flank of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror.