Photo of the Day: “Piracy No Longer Pays”

Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national naval partnership engaged with countering the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean successfully apprehended a group of Somali pirates this weekend following recent attacks on two vessels in the Indian Ocean. Embarked on RFA Fort Victoria, the CTF 151 staff coordinated the maritime interdiction supported by HMAS Melbourne and … [Read more...]

Singapore-led Task Force Intercepts Pirate Skiff in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces Gulf of Aden (June 15) – A U.S. missile cruiser, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), operating under the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, successfully intercepted a suspected pirate skiff off the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden today. The suspicious skiff was initially sighted in the early afternoon of June 15 … [Read more...]

USS Lake Champlain Destroys Pirate Skiffs with 20MM Gatling Gun

SOMALI BASIN – Just after 9.00 pm on Mar. 14, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), assigned to CMF's counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, destroyed two skiffs, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of planning acts of piracy. Lake Champlain's helicopter was scanning the Arabian Sea for pirate activity … [Read more...]