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  • 14 July 2011

      The new Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Captain Jim Gilmour RNZN, is building key relationships as part of the CTF mission to disrupt piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali basin region. CAPT Gilmour met with Portuguese Commodore Alberto Correia, Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta […]

  • 27 July 2011

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned as the CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy. USS Anzio first heard of the suspected pirate activity after receiving a report from a merchant […]

  • 20 November 2014

    Last week, Offshore Energy Today reported that the “Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal” (CTF), a joint venture of Ferrostaal and Rheinmetall, and the Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia handed over two modules for the first of a series of six FPSO vessels to an international consortium led by Petrobras.   And now we have photos of the sail […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in the Gulf of Aden, April 8, to join with Combined Maritime Forces, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force based in Bahrain, conducts counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean. “This is […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commodore Henning Amundsen, Commander Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (CTF-508) at one minute past midnight December 7 to Rear-Admiral Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander SNMG2. The two commanders and staffs met and conducted handover aboard SNMG1 flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN. During the handover […]

  • 14 November 2014

    The “Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal” (CTF), a joint venture of Ferrostaal and Rheinmetall, and the Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia have handed over two modules for the first of a series of six FPSO vessels to an international consortium led by Petrobras.   “CTF” was awarded in 2012 the modules order to equip six FPSO (Floating, Production, […]

  • 15 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters, 40 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on 13 May 2014, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars. Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison, said the seizure removed a major […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following the record 37 percent increase last year, container freight is continuing to climb steeply at the Swedish Ports of Stokholm, according to the latest figures. “Customers want their goods to be transported by sea, directly to the growing Stockholm region,” Ports of Stokholm said in a release. The end of August figures show a […]

  • 24 July 2009

    Leaders from three of the major task forces operating in the Gulf of Aden met aboard the Spanish warship Numancia (F-83) at sea July 19. Task force commanders from NATO, the European Union and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) met to discuss coalition counterpiracy operations off the coast of Somalia. “Although the three combined task forces […]

  • 28 July 2009

    The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) are warning mariners of an anticipated increase in piracy incidents when the southwest monsoon ends in the coming weeks, and are reiterating that merchant mariners must continue to take proactive action to help prevent piracy attacks. High sea states over the past few weeks in the Somali Basin have resulted […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Eight sailors who abandoned their sinking ship have been rescued from the Gulf of Aden following a 30 hour search involving two international organisations and six nations. New Zealand-led Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task group based in Bahrain coordinated a search effort involving the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR), as well […]

  • 4 April 2016

    For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the Arabian Sea seized a shipment of illicit arms March 28, the US Navy informed. Just over the past month, the joint maritime forces under the Combined Task Force (CTF150) seized two cargoes containing weaponry destined for Somalia. According to […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Panoro Energy has plans to use the CTF-4, a 2,000-horsepower onshore rig for the drilling of the Salloum West-1 well (“SAMW-1”) located in the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit, offshore Tunisia.

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section within the Division of Watershed Stewardship will begin beach replenishment work in early February, pending permit approvals, for the Delaware Bay communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock and Bowers Beach. Bayshore beaches in the three communities were chosen for winter replenishment after experiencing significant loss of sand this year […]

  • 9 March 2011

    A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS ‘Bulkeley’ securing the release of the vessel and its 24 crew members from four suspected pirates on March 6. At approximately 15:00 local time on March 5, the oil tanker ‘Guanabara’ reported it was […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    HMS Somerset conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with the USNS Laramie, topping up with fuel from the Command Task Force (CTF) 53 tanker before continuing getting on with her maritime security tasking east of Suez.  As HMS Somerset pulled close alongside USNS Laramie to transfer fuel, the warship flew the Duke of Somerset’s flag […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    HMS Westminster worked alongside ships from the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, the United States ships (USS) Carney and Chinook and two US Sea Hawk helicopters to practise escorting a cargo ship played by Forward Repair Ship RFA Diligence. A ship that carries a valuable cargo may need to be protected as she travels through an […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week, two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) passed through the Suez Canal en route to taking command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. SNMG2 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and Turkish frigate TCG GELIBOLU will soon join the Ukraine frigate UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY to form NATO counter-piracy task force 508 (CTF-508). […]

  • 27 August 2012

    On 24 August 2012 the Force Commanders from the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), NATO Operation Ocean Shield (TF-508) and Combined Task Force 151 (operated by the Combined Maritime Forces – CMF) met on board the EU NAVFOR flagship ITS San Guisto (Italian Navy) to further enhance the cooperation and coordination […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    For the third time nearly five years, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has stepped down from a three-month command of the multi-national Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after coordinating operations to deter and disrupt maritime organized crime in the Gulf of Aden as part of international counter-piracy efforts. The fact that there were no […]

  • 2 December 2010

    “Piracy has become a major threat in the world as it endangers supply of essential food and energy sources and it can only be tackled with joint endeavours by the navies of the world,” said Commodore Abdul Aleem of the Pakistan Navy. “Even today, at least 21 ships are under hostage with pirates as the […]

  • 30 December 2011

    HMAS Parramatta has provided essential life saving assistance to an Iranian flagged vessel in distress on Christmas Eve. Parramatta is on patrol in the Gulf of Aden conducting the Australian Operation Slipper​ rotation 27 under tasking to Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). On 23 December, HMAS Parramatta received the call from a vessel 400 […]