Canada’s Massive CTF150 Staff Relieved in Bahrain

July 16, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN (pictured above) and his massive staff of almost three dozen transferred command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) yesterday to Captain Brendon Clark of the Royal New Zealand Navy during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. There was no word if…

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Canadian and Australian CTF-150 members contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative

June 15, 2021 – Canadian and Australian staff from the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) deployed to the Republic of Seychelles from May 1-14, 2021 to provide training assistance to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Their goal was to help build the capacity of regional partners in maritime security operations. The training involved participants from…

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Marine Nationale and RCN Continue Counter-Narcotics Victories under CTF-150

May 20, 2021 – The Marine Nationale’s (MN) FS Guépratte and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary, prove themselves unrelenting, making four rapid counter-narcotic seizures under CTF-150. FS Guépratte commenced the successful streak with a seizure of 6,136 lbs (2,784 kg) of hashish on 12 May. HMCS Calgary followed the French frigate’s lead, striking in quick succession on…

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Royal Canadian Navy Sets New CMF Heroin Record Seizure in Back-to-Back Drug Busts

May 1, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary has made the largest ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces history, operating under the command of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The record-setting haul of 2,835 lbs (1,286 kg) of heroin on 23 April was achieved seven years to the day since HMAS Darwin interdicted…

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Canada takes Command of CTF150 in Bahrain

January 27, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) today, during a change of command ceremony held at US Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Commodore Charlebois assumed command from Rear Admiral Sulieman Al Faqeeh of the Royal Saudi Navy. Canada has deployed 31 CAF personnel and one Department of National Defence civilian employee…

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