INS Teg Conducts PASSEX With USS Jason Dunham in Gulf of Aden

September 27, 2018 – On 12 September 2018, the United States Navy’s USS Jason Dunham – under the command of CTF151 – and INS Teg commanded by the Indian Navy as an Independent Deployer, conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden. The PASSEX included a series of communications and maneuvering exercises, as well as small boat operations. It provided the participating warships valuable opportunities to exercise their communication and coordination linkages, strengthened the mutual understanding of the ships’ capabilities, practices and procedures and enhanced the interoperability between…

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Focused Operation Vigilant Lion a Roaring Success in the Gulf of Aden

September 12, 2018 – As part of its enduring mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 conducted Focused Operation: Vigilant Lion on behalf of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The operation, which ran from 31 August to 8 September, involved adjacent forces in CMF, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, Independent Deployers, and regional counter-piracy stakeholders. The objectives of the operation were to improve maritime domain awareness through information sharing, and enhance assurance to merchant shipping through intensified…

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INS Teg Lends Assistance to MV Vela in the Gulf of Aden

August 29, 2018 – On 25 Aug 18, whilst patrolling in the piracy infested waters of Gulf of Aden, INS Teg, a warship of the Western Naval Command, received a call from a Combined Task Force aircraft for providing assistance to MV Vela, a Norwegian owned ship with an all Indian crew. The vessel was in distress as her port anchor along with the entire 330 mtrs cable weighing approx 42 tons had inadvertently slipped and was hanging into the sea. This had severely disabled the ship with her speed…

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Singapore Navy’s Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tat Visits INS Teg in Djibouti

A delegation led by the Commander Combined Task Force (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tat, Republic of Singapore Navy, visited INS Teg (presently berthed at Djibouti) on 16 Jul 18. During the interaction, various aspects of anti-piracy operations including CTF 151 modus operandi were discussed. The Indian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Anurag Srivastav, and Nalin Kothari, Consulate General, Djibouti also visited the ship at Djibouti 16 Jul 18. The Ambassador walked around the ship and was given a presentation on IN activities and operations in Gulf of Aden. Subsequently, the…

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