Operation Atalanta, CTF 151 commanders meet in Salalah

During a recent port visit to Oman, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack, invited the Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Cheong Kwok Chien, on board the EU Naval Force (Somalia) flagship, FGS Bayern.

Rear Admiral Cheong was in Salalah visiting CTF 151’s Japanese units, JS Yuudachi and JS Yuugiri. Like Operation Atalanta, CTF 151 is a multi-national, counter-piracy task force operating at sea off the coast of Somalia. Unlike Atalanta, nations that contribute warships to CTF 151 come largely from outside the European Union.

During the visit, both Commanders welcomed the close cooperation that exists between their respective Task Forces in the shared aim to deter and disrupt piracy in the region. Plans were made to further strengthen this cooperation in the future through joint naval training.

Image: EU Navfor

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

Over the past few years, maritime intelligence gathering and ISR capabilities have returned to the forefront of the defence industry…

read more >

Sea-Air-Space 2018

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

read more >