Gulf of Aden Operations

10/15/2010 – This slideshow focus on the activities of Combined Task Force 151,  a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.

Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Sinan Ertugrul currently commands CTF 151.

Credit: USN,  October 9th, 2010

  • The first photo shows amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) transiting the Gulf of Aden. Pearl Harbor is deployed as part of Combined Task Force 151.
  • The second photo shows  a SA-330J Puma helicopter flying over dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) after a replenishment at sea with amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
  • The third photo shows a SA-330J Puma helicopter approaching the flight deck of dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a replenishment at sea with amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
  • The fourth photo shows a SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) leaveing the flight deck aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a replenishment at sea.
  • The final photo shows sailors signalling an SA-330J Puma helicopter pilot to hold on the flight deck during a replenishment at sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).

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