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Royal Marines practice there Close Quarters Battle drills

HMS Defender’s boarding teams have taken advantage of the United States Coast Guard Training Facility in Bahrain this month.

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HMS Al Siddiq from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces
HMS Al Siddiq from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Combined Task Force 152 (CTF-152), working with various ships and headquarters staff from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recently conducted a dedicated, coordinated maritime security operation in the Gulf. These types of operations are designed to track, counter and build an understanding of any illicit activity in the Gulf in order to ensure stability in these important waters.

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Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.
Sailors lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the destroyer USS Dewey during boarding operations.

Warships, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft from New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces during Operation ‘Eureka’, a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism operation conducted in late February in the Northern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.

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Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission.  This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.
Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy and Commander CTF-150 visited both ships to thank the crews for their outstanding contribution to the mission. This is him onboard USS Thunderbolt.

Two United States Navy patrol boats based in Bahrain have completed their first deployment with Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force.

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Sailors aboard USS Dewey lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)
Sailors aboard USS Dewey lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat into the water during small boat operations
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)

Aboard a warship, every sailor can make a contribution to the success of the mission at any moment. Sometimes, that contribution comes in the most unexpected way.

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150123-N-KB426-096USS Dewey recently concluded its assignment to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), operating in the North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.

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The training supported all boarding teams in carrying their mission more effectively, identifying common mission tasks, including hazards, evaluating risk, decision making and boarding techniques

In an effort to support East African and Indian Ocean nations in enhancing their maritime security responses and information sharing on common maritime threats, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) personnel recently participated in multinational maritime security exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

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