Royal Navy takes charge of pirate-hunting force | Royal Navy

It is the first time the Senior Service has been in charge of Combined Task Force 151, half a dozen ships from half a dozen nations whose sole aim is to deter, disrupt and, if necessary, hunt down modern day pirates.

The British-led staff joined support ship RFA Fort Victoria, which will serve as their command ship for the duration of the Royal Navy’s tenure of command.

Heading the effort is Cdre Jeremy Blunden, former commanding officer of HMS Newcastle and Bulwark, who took charge of the force – currently comprising ships from the USA, Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea and Australia as well as Fort Vic – and is determined to build on the success of Cdre Muhammed Ihsan Qadir, from whom he took the reins of CTF 151 last week.

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