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First drug bust for Indian Navy as Combined Maritime Forces member

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The Indian Navy Ship INS Talwar, operating in support of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, conducted its first interdiction of illicit narcotics...

Multiple big drug seizures recorded in the Arabian Sea

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A Royal Navy frigate in the Arabian Sea has seized $6 million worth of hashish while a US Coast Guard cutter has seized $80...

Combined Maritime Forces seizes $23 million in illegal drugs in Indian...

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A partner-nation warship operating in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 has seized illegal drugs worth a total estimated US street value of...

US Coast Guard cutter interdicts illegal drugs shipment in Arabian Sea

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A US Coast Guard ship seized illegal drugs with a street value of $20 million from a fishing vessel with four mariners transiting international...

French warship seizes illegal drugs in North Arabian Sea

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A French warship has seized illegal drugs worth a total estimated US street value of $24 million from a fishing vessel transiting international waters...

Egypt takes command of newly established Red Sea task force

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The Egyptian Navy has taken over command of the newly formed Red Sea task force CTF 153, which was created in April 2022. The US...

Egypt joins Combined Maritime Forces

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Egypt has become the 34th member of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) coalition, aimed at upholding law and order at sea. CMF is an...

New international task force established for the Red Sea

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Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a new international naval task force to enhance maritime security in the Red Sea region. During a ceremony at...

Royal Navy seizes over a ton of drugs in the Gulf...

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Montrose, operating as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Gulf of Oman, has seized over a...

Another big drug seizure for French frigate in the Indian Ocean

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The French frigate FS Languedoc has recorded its second drug seizure in the Indian Ocean in a week, confiscating more than 3.6 tons of...

French Navy frigate seizes $5.2 million worth of narcotics

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French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), seized more than 1 600 kg of illegal drugs...

French warship FS Languedoc seizes $4.3 million worth of narcotics

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French Marine Nationale ship FS Languedoc, assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, seized 409 kg of heroin worth over $4.3 million dollars during...

Record heroin seizure by Canadian warship in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary has made the largest ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) history, operating under the...

High value drug bust for French frigate in the Arabian Sea

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The French frigate FS Guépratte has seized 626 kg of methamphetamine worth more than $17 million during the latest Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-narcotics...

Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

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Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a multinational coalition committed to countering illicit non-state actors on the high...

Five drug seizures in one week for Combined Maritime Forces in...

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French Marine Nationale ships have recorded five seizures of illicit drugs in just six days whilst participating in a counter-narcotics focused operation under the...

Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose seizes third drugs haul in five...

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Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has struck for a third time in less than five weeks. In an operation lasting ten hours, the Montrose...

French frigate seizes 3 tons of narcotics in the Arabian Sea

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The French Marine Nationale ship (FS) Jean Bart intercepted over 2 900 kg of illicit drugs on 12 February in the latest successful Combined...

Royal Navy warship seizes over $15 million worth of narcotics in...

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose has intercepted over 2 400 kg of illicit drugs as a result of back-to-back successful interdictions in the...

Combined Maritime Forces Seizes over 450kg drugs in largest methamphetamine bust

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A Royal Navy ship working in direct support of a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) operation led by CTF 150 has seized over 450 kilograms...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

Another drug seizure for Combined Maritime Forces

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 900 kg of heroin during two boarding operations that took place in international...

CTF151 begins counter-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden

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The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Counter Piracy Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 is conducting Operation HAKA, a Counter Piracy Operation in the...

Brazil becomes the 33rd nation to join Combined Maritime Forces

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Brazil has been welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) family to become the 33rd nation to join the team. Brazil are no...

Conference examines charcoal smuggling and terrorism

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The inaugural conference on combatting the illicit smuggling of charcoal was held at the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain on...

French ship Nivose seizes heroin off Somalia

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Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate Nivose has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the...

Danish Challenger maritime surveillance aircraft begins Horn of Africa deployment

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The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) has deployed a Challenger 604 maritime surveillance aircraft to support the French-led Combined Maritime Force (CMF),...

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

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Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

Commander of CTF-150 discusses maritime security challenges with SANDF

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The Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia of the Royal Canadian Navy, recently visited South Africa to discuss...

EUNAVFOR, CMF, NATO confirmed to speak at African Maritime Security Summit

The EU Naval Force's Operation, NATO's Ocean Shield and the Combined Maritime Forces' representatives will attend the summit next month.Twenty percent of global trade...

EUNAVFOR, CMF, NATO confirmed to speak at African Maritime Security Summit

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Twenty percent of global trade passes through the Gulf of Aden, meaning considerable effort is given to safeguarding this strategic SLOC. This includes the...

Pirate attacks thwarted by Singaporean navy vessel

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The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship RSS Endeavour of the Republic of Singapore has disrupted two separate attacks by suspected pirates on...