Operation ‘King Crab’ led by CTF 151 has successfully ended using assets from 9 nations. It involved a concentrated effort over four days, with increased counter-piracy patrols, air reconnaissance and visits to merchant vessels and local dhows. Information sharing and boarding exercises also took place. Rear Admiral Yu said: “Ultimately we all have the same goal of promoting security and stability in the region to legitimate seafarers by defeating piracy. Operations such as ‘King Crab’, greatly increase our ability to do this.”
This week, EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation
ATALANTA’s German Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft supported a
multi-national counter-piracy operation led by Combined Task Force 151
(CTF 151) in the Gulf of Aden.
assets involved in Focused Operation “King Crab” were from nine
different nations, and included the Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Kang
Gam Chan; the Japanese Ship (JS) Sazanami and the Royal Navy of Oman
Vessel (RNOV) Al-Dhafreh in support.
operation was a concentrated effort that spanned over four days and saw
the counter-piracy task force and its partners undertake increased
counter-piracy patrols and maritime engagement visits to merchant
vessels and local dhows. The participating assets also partook in joint
training and boarding exercises.
The exercises also reinforced the importance of information-sharing amongst the wide combination of counter-piracy partners.
we all have the same goal of promoting security and stability in the
region to legitimate seafarers by defeating piracy and criminal
attacks,” said Commander CTF 151, Rear Admiral Byeong-Ju Yu, ROKN.
“Focused Operations such as King Crab greatly increase our ability to do
Operation ATALANTA’s MPRAs have now returned to regular operations, patrolling the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Arabian Sea alongside other EU NAVFOR naval Assets.