CMF Task Forces discuss regional security in Djibouti

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

A Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 and CTF 151 delegation, led by Commodore Daryl Bates Royal Australian Navy, recently met with senior maritime leaders in Djibouti.

The joint CTF 150/151 delegation met the Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher and the Commandant of the Djibouti Coast Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Wais Omar Bogoreh.

Djibouti occupies a strategic geographical position bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, a saltwater highway for the movement of thousands of merchant vessels passaging the Red Sea. Currently, about 50 large merchant ships, carrying 3.4 million barrels of oil, transit the strait every day as they travel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean and Middle East regions.

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