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March 17, 2011
By LCDR Michelle Wakefield
THE five nations that comprise
CTF 150 conducted a focused
operation in the Northern Arabian
Sea to deter, detect and disrupt
terrorist funding related narcotics
smuggling last month.
Ships and aircraft from Australia,
France, Pakistan, UK and US
worked together to conduct almost
200 interactions targeting narcotics
smuggling in the area.
CTF 150 Commander CDRE
Greg Sammut said the success of
the operation demonstrated the
capacity of CMF's contributing
navies to uphold security and stabil-
ity in the maritime environment.
"All ships involved engaged pos-
itively with the local mariner com-
munity, promoting legitimate use
of the sea and stability within the
region," CDRE Sammut said.
On completion of the operation,
HMAS Stuart (CMDR Brett Sonter)
and the Pakistani Naval Vessel PNS
Badr conducted a combined patrol
and training along the Pakistani
"This is the second time in the
last six months the Australian and
Pakistani navies have operated
together under CTF 150 command,"
CDRE Sammut said.
During the combined patrol,
Stuart and Badr conducted coopera-
tive active patrols, gunnery serials,
manoeuvres and helicopter transfers.
CDRE Sammut said they also
engaged in maritime interdiction
"Working together, Badr con-
ducted a boarding of a vessel under
international law of the sea, with
Stuart providing support," he said.
The CTF 150 area of operations
spans more than two million square
miles, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of
Aden, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Oman
and Arabian Sea.
The principle mission of CTF
150 is to deter, disrupt and defeat
attempts by extremist terrorist
organisations to use the maritime
environment as a venue for an attack
or as a means to transport personnel,
weapons and other materials.
The recent operation and com-
bined patrol demonstrate the capa-
bility and strength of the coalition of
nations participating in CTF 150, as
well as improving and maintaining
vital links between those who use
Ready to respond
HMAS Stuart on opera-
tions in the Middle East.
Photo: LSA Lowe
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