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Singapore completes third command of multinational counter-piracy task force

Published on Jun 6, 2013 7:13 PM

Singapore has completed a three-month stint in the Gulf of Aden, during which it led multi-national anti-piracy patrols.

On Thursday, Rear-Admiral Giam Hock Koon from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) handed over command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 to his Pakistani counterpart Commodore Muhammad Ihsan Qadir.

Since March, Radm Giam and 48 other Singapore navy, air force and army servicemen led the CTF 151 in the Gulf of Aden and its surrounding waters, commanding vessels from various countries such as Australia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the United States and South Korea.

Under Singapore's command, there were no successful hijacking incidents in the CTF 151's area of responsibility.

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