Sailors assigned to US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 deployed to Bahrain and Djibouti March 11.
While deployed, CRS-1 will provide security and protection of strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in coastal areas and port facilities, to ensure uninterrupted flow of cargo and units to combatant commanders.
CRS-1 has personnel currently deployed to Djibouti and other areas within the commander, U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) operates in harbors, rivers, bays, across the littorals and ashore.
The primary mission of CRF is to conduct maritime security operations across all phases of military operations by defending high value assets, critical maritime infrastructure, ports and harbors both inland and on coastal waterways against enemies and when commanded conduct offensive combat operations.
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