Republic of Korea Navy Rear Admiral Ko Seung-bum turned over command of Mixed Job Pressure (CTF) 151 to Republic of Philippine Navy Capt. Mateo Carido. CTF 151 is one in all 5 operational activity forces underneath Mixed Maritime Forces, a multi-national naval partnership of 38 nations, which promotes safety, stability and prosperity throughout roughly 3.2 million sq. miles of worldwide waters, encompassing a few of the world’s most essential transport lanes.
Throughout Ko’s tenure, CTF 151 regularly performed joint operations with Job Pressure (TF) 465. TF 465 is a multinational naval unit from European Union Naval Forces specializing in countering piracy within the area. CMF and EUNF activity forces recurrently collaborate to reinforce interoperability via mixed patrols and joint coaching.
“We’ve targeted on increasing participation in worldwide efforts, which has yielded tangible outcomes,” stated Ko.
Established in 2009, CTF 151 conducts maritime safety operations to discourage, disrupt and suppress piracy and armed theft at sea, exterior the Horn of Africa. The duty pressure recurrently collaborates with greater than 19 international locations on the counter-piracy mission all through the area.
Carido, a 27-year veteran of the Republic of Philippine Navy, beforehand served because the Armed Forces of the Philippines senior nationwide consultant to CMF.
“That is the primary time the Philippine Navy might be main CTF 151,” stated Carido. “My employees might be made up of members of lots of the CMF-affiliated nations. Our presence right here demonstrates our unwavering dedication to sustaining maritime safety and recognizing the significance of coordination and collaboration.”
The CTF 151 employees embrace representatives from the Philippines, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Spain, Singapore, Thailand and Turkiye.
Mixed Maritime Forces is headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. fifth Fleet.