PAKISTAN NAVY ASSUMES COMMAND OF COMBINED TASK FORCE 151

Devrim Yaylalı:

The Combined Maritime Forces published a blog entry about the change of command ceremony for the CTF-151.

The ceremony marked the end of Turkish Navy’s third command of CTF-151. Turkish Navy has been an active participant to CTF-151 since its foundation in 2009.

I find the following warning of Rear Admiral Karaman very important:

“There has been significant media reporting suggesting that the war on piracy has been won and we should all go home; however, pirates are determined and constantly modifying their behaviour as we adjust our processes to impede their tactics. It is therefore necessary for us to remain vigilant in our counter-piracy operations.”

Similar words of caution was expressed by other commanders of other anti-piracy task forces. Though it has bitten less recently the danger is still there.

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces:

Commodore Muhammad Hisham, Pakistan Navy relieved Rear Admiral Oguz Karaman Turkish Navy  as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 (counter-piracy), during a change of command ceremony onboard TCG Gemlik , Mina Salman, Bahrain, 13 December 2012.

The ceremony concluded the Turkish Navy’s third command of CTF 151, which consisted of a multi-national staff embarked in the flagship TCG Gemlik.

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