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Members of Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle recently undertook extensive forensic boarding training from the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Middle East Field Office at the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters based in Bahrain.

Group Photo of HMAS Newcastle Crew and Instructors
Group Photo of HMAS Newcastle Crew and Instructors

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The United States Coast guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) has a team of consummate professionals that provide subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) focused on Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) tactics to armed forces and agencies throughout the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. This group, known as the Maritime Engagement Team (MET), touts a facility that has a nearly 3000 sq. ft (300 sq. meter) “Ship-in-a-Box”, a 36ft (10-meter) Fishing Dhow, and a climate controlled classroom.

U.S. COAST GUARD MARITIME ENGAGEMENT TEAM (May 30th, 2015) – MET and USS MCFAUL (DDG-74)  VBSS  Team after a long day of training.  Team is standing on the Dhow boarding platform located at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
U.S. COAST GUARD MARITIME ENGAGEMENT TEAM (May 30th, 2015) – MET and USS MCFAUL (DDG-74) VBSS Team after a long day of training. Team is standing on the Dhow boarding platform located at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Over the past few weeks, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck has patrolled the Gulf of Oman to conduct counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in support of CTF-150.

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Sun Setting

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