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1 Maritime Liaison Office Bahrain Amman, Jordan Captain Tom Hastings 4 October 2009

2 MARLO Mission The Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) serves as the liaison between the Combined Maritime Forces and the commercial maritime community in the Middle East and East Africa region

3 Area of Responsibility

4 MARLO Issues International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code Contract Bids Navy Port Calls Naval Exercises Boardings Documentation Aids to Navigation Environmental Issues Progress in Iraq, Umm Qasr Security Search and Rescue

5 Counter-Piracy Navies National Navies –Russia, China, India, Japan –Typically will escort own state flag vessels European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) –Operation ATALANTA –Protects United Nations World Food Programme shipments North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) –Standing NATO Maritime Group deploys to area, conducts patrols Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) –US sponsored naval coalition (23 countries), conducts patrols in corridor –Combined Task Force 151 is dedicated counter-piracy task force Arab Naval Task Force –In planning stages in case it is needed in the Red Sea

6 Other Counter-Piracy Parties UK Maritime Trade Organization (UKMTO) –Phone: – Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) –Phone – –Website: European Union MSCHOA –Phone: +44(0) – –Website: International Maritime Bureau (IMB): –Phone –

7 Counter-Piracy Essentials Prior to Transit –Register at EUs MSCHOA website: –Contact UKMTO or MARLO for additional guidance For Transit of High Risk Areas –If your vessel speed is knots, use the Gulf of Aden Group Transits –For vessels faster than 18 knots, transit between 47ºE and 49 ºE during the hours of darkness –For vessels slower than 10 knots, contact UKMTO for routing guidance –Send position reports to UKMTO at daily at In Case of Emergency –UKMTO (primary): –MARLO: –Do not stop, naval assistance in the Gulf of Aden takes at least 30 min

8 Gulf of Aden Group Transits

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10 Speed (Kts) Time to enter corridor eastbound (Z) (Point A) Time to enter corridor eastbound (Local) (Point A) Time to enter corridor westbound (Z) (Point B) Time to enter corridor westbound (Local) (Point B) Register at Pt A 11º 50'N - 045º 00'E (SW Gulf of Aden) Pt B 14º 28'N - 053º 00'E (North of Socotra Island)

11 US Military and MARLO SDDC Surface Deployment Distribution Command 595 th TTP Transportation Terminal Group TRANSCOM Responsible for all movement of goods for the US military worldwide CENTCOM Responsible for all US military Operations In the Middle East NAVCENT Central Command, Naval Forces MARLO Maritime Liaison Office Commercial Shipping Industry 840 th Transport Battalion (Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait)

12 Retrograde Operations Point of Contact for 840 th Battalion Mr. Ricardo A. Wallace Office Phone:

13 MARLO Contact Information MARLO Jordan Liaison Officer –Andrew Sand: Website: Office Daytime Office Phone: Hour Emergency Number: Address: –P.O. Box 116 (MARLO) –Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

14 Questions?


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