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The United Kingdom assumes command of CTF 150 from Australia

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
The Royal Australian Navy has handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 to the Royal Navy at a formal change of command ceremony held in Bahrain on 10 April 2014. Saluting the Australian and UK national anthems at the CTF 150 change of…

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CTF 150’s HMCS Regina seizes 130kg heroin off Tanzanian coast

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina has seized over 130kg of high-grade heroin off the coast of Tanzania. Members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Regina’s Naval Boarding Party prepare to board a suspected drug-smuggling vessel. The illicit narcotics were seized after HMCS Regina intercepted and boarded a suspect…

Building momentum: Enduring relationships key to countering narcotics

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
In preparation for the transition of leadership from Australia to Great Britain, the current and future Commanders of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) have teamed up to meet key maritime security leaders in the east African nations of Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania. Commander Combined Task Force 150,…

ROKS Kang Gam Chan carries out joint exercise with EU NAVFOR

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
The Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Kang Gam Chan, took part in a joint exercise with EU NAVFOR’s flag ship French Ship (FS) Siroco. ROKS KGC (bottom) and FS Siroco (top) manoeuvring in a formation ROKS Kang Gam Chan is part of ROK Naval Escort Task Group and…

Republic of Singapore Ship Tenacious joins CMF mission

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed a task group in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf for the fifth time. During its three-month deployment, the SAF task group will join the CMF counter piracy Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. Chief of…

CMF Ship Seizes Cannabis Resin after High Speed Pursuit in Gulf of Aden

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Darwin, has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin. Individual packets of illegal cannabis resin seized from a skiff when it was intercepted by HMAS Darwin conducting patrols of the Arabian Sea. The drugs were…