Commander of CTF 150 Commodore Darren M Garnier of the Canadian Navy and his team paid a
courtesy call on the CDF. During his visit in Seychelles Commodore Garnier met with the Chief of
Defence Forces, Colonel Clifford Roseline and the Commanding Officer Seychelles Air Force Lieutenant
Colonel Michael Poupouneau at the Defence Forces Headquarters (DFHQ), Bel Eau on Friday March 29,
The Commodore had the opportunity to conduct courtesy call on the Commander Seychelles Coast
Guard, Colonel Simon Dine. During his visit at the Coast Guard, he was briefed on Coast Guard
operations and had the opportunity to visit the Maritime Operations Centre and other facilities, and
interact with SCG officers. The same day Commodore Ganier and his entourage also visited the
Seychelles Air Force facility at Pte Larue. It is to be noted that despite its size, SPDF through SAF
contribute regularly in operations in support CTF 150 efforts in their area of operation.
The aim of the visits were to strengthen the close relationship that exist between the CTF 150 and Seychelles.
Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) is one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). CTF 150’s mission is disrupt terrorist organisations and their related illegal activities by restricting their freedom of manouevre in the maritime domain. The activities of CTF 150 are a critical part of global counter-terrorism efforts, as terrorist organisations are denied a risk-free method of conducting operations or moving personnel, weapons or income-generating narcotics and charcoal.
Since October 2012, Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) has been an active member of the coalition based in Bahrain, and always delegate officers on rotation as Senior Country Representatives (SCR) at the CMF Headquarters.