Back to overview,Home naval-today Focused op Vigilant Lion completed in Gulf of Aden Vessels View post tag: CTF September 12, 2018 View post tag: Vigilant Lion View post tag: CMF Focused op Vigilant Lion completed in Gulf of Aden In an effort to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 conducted focused operation on behalf of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).The operation, Vigilant Lion, which ran from August 31 to September 8, involved adjacent forces in CMF, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, Independent Deployers, and regional counter-piracy stakeholders.As informed, the objectives of the operation were to improve maritime domain awareness through information sharing and enhance assurance to merchant shipping through intensified actions at sea.The first two days of Vigilant Lion saw CTF151’s flagship JS Akebono and CTF465’s flagship ESPS Castilla performing zone surveillance and protection for multiple vulnerable vessels transiting the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). During this same period, aerial surveillance by the Japanese JN41 squadron, the EU NAVFOR aircraft CISNE and naval helicopters surged, with JN41 significantly increasing their surveillance flights out of Djibouti.CTF151 also coordinated with multiple maritime agencies around the Gulf of Aden to conduct maritime awareness calls over VHF. The calls encouraged cooperation and communication amongst maritime users, including fishermen and merchant vessels operating in the area.As part of Vigilant Lion, CTF151 provided a platform for multi-coalition forces to discuss issues related to the potential prosecution of suspected pirates caught operating in the Gulf of Aden. In addition, Table Top Exercises (TTXs) involving CMF legal advisors, senior national representatives, as well as representatives from EUNAVFOR and the US 5th Fleet, were conducted to better understand the national mandates of contributing nations to counter-piracy operations.Vigilant Lion culminated in a mock-boarding of a US-flagged merchant vessel, Maersk Kensington, by an Indian destroyer INS Teg. Maersk Kensington had been ‘fixed’ by the Japanese destroyer JS Ikazuchi, after having been located by a combination of satellite and maritime patrol aircraft from both CTF151 and EU NAVFOR. Share this article
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The number of retail customers writing out cheques for goods has plummeted by almost a half in Britain during the past decade – faster than in any other sector, a report by the UK payments association APACS has revealed.The organisation said that, in 1996, 31% of shoppers had paid by cheque. By 2006, the figure had slumped to 16%, a fall of 48%. The report, The Way We Pay 2007, said: “In the retail sector, the decline has been particularly rapid, with cheques accounting for just 3% of all non-cash transactions.”However, APACS director of communications Sandra Quinn said there will still be an estimated 840 million cheques used in the UK in 2016.