The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman.
Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, boarded the two vessels assigned in support of CTF-151 while he was in the Omani port of Salalah. Rear Admiral Wanich toured the Republic of Korea Ship Dae Jo Yeong and Japanese Ship Harusame while they were docked in the port.
Accompanied by Commander Komol Kongboonrak, one of the CTF-151 staff officers, Rear Admiral Wanich visited ROKS Dae Jo Yeong on 22 January. The ship, taking a break from counter-piracy patrols, was in port for a period of rest and recuperation and to replenish her storerooms after a prolonged period at sea.
Leaving the Korean ship after the visit, Rear Admiral Wanich then proceeded to JS Harusame, another of CTF-151’s ships which was just coming alongside in Salalah port.