Pakistan assumes command of CTF-150 from the Royal Navy

The Pakistan Navy has assumed command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) from the Royal Navy at a change of command ceremony held in Bahrain on 14 August 2014.

Commodore Sajid Mahmood Pakistan Navy assumed command of CTF-150 from Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy. This completed the UK’s seventh command of CTF-150 and commenced the seventh for Pakistan.

Commodore Blunden highlighted the successes of his team and the multi-national ships contributing to CTF-150. These include a record heroin seizure of 1,032 kilograms and a combined interdiction of over 6,000 kgs of hash by five ships conducting 30 boardings.

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