10th time Pakistan Navy takes over Command of Combined Task Force-151


ISLAMABAD:  (VOM) Pakistan Navy has taken over Command of Multinational Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) from the Royal Jordanian Navy at the Change of Command ceremony held at HQ US NAVCENT, Bahrain. Commodore Ahmed Hussain of the Pakistan Navy took over the Command of Colonel Mohammad Ismail Al-Tarawneh of the Royal Jordanian Navy.

Speaking on the Occasion, PN Commander Combined Task Force-151 (CCTF-151) Commodore Ahmed Hussain assured us that his team is fully prepared to efficiently shoulder this challenging responsibility. He reaffirmed his resolve to continue operations with zeal and zest.

The mission of CTF-151 is to deter, disrupt, and suppress piracy and armed robbery at sea. The Task Force engages with regional and other partners to strengthen relevant capabilities in order to protect global maritime commerce.

Pakistan Navy has the distinction of commanding CTF-151 nine times prior to present Command. Earlier, this year Pakistan Navy took over the Command of CTF-150 for the 12th time. Pakistan Navy is the first one amongst CMF partner nations to Command the two Task Forces concurrently. The historic achievement speaks of not only PN’s dedication and commitment to maritime peace and stability in the region but also of the trust reposed by world navies.

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