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he amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Boxer is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations.  

090401-N-6639M-689 GULF OF ADEN (April 1, 2009) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. Boxer is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. CTF 151 was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)

 

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Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) use a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to approach a dhow needing assistance.  

090207-N-1082Z-058 GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 7, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) use a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to approach a dhow needing assistance. The Sailors boarded the dhow to assist local fishermen in an attempt to repair their engine. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

 

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