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Combined Task Force 151

Definition/Scope: (Navy.mil) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operates in the Gulf of Aden and off the eastern coast of Somalia covering an area of approximately 1.1 million square miles. CTF 151 is a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counterpiracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. CTF 151 is presently commanded by the Thai Navy. It has previously been commanded by the Denmark Navy, Korean Navy, Pakistan Navy, Turkish Navy and U.S. Navy. The command staff is comprised of personnel from a number of coalition countries, and it manages daily operations from aboard RFA Fort Victoria.



Acronym:

CTF 151

Broader Terms:

Combined Maritime Forces

Narrower Terms:

counter-piracy

Related Terms:

Combined Task Force 150
Combined Task Force 152
Combined Task Force Iraqi Maritime
Denmark
Gulf of Aden
Maritime Security Operations
Maritime Security Patrol Area
Pakistan Navy
Somalia
Thai armed forces
Turkish Navy
US Navy


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