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The visit board search and seizure team assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland (F79) fast ropes onto USS Mahan (DDG) 72.
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GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 23, 2009) The visit board search and seizure team assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland (F79) fast ropes onto the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG) 72. Mahan is assigned to Combined Task Forcer (CTF) 151, a multinational task force that conducts counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton)

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