240220-N-XA496-1014 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 20, 2024) From left, Royal Navy Commodore Peter Laughton, outgoing commander of International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), Royal Saudi Naval Forces Commodore Saleh Aloufi, outgoing commander of Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, Vice Admiral George Wikoff, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, and Royal Navy Commodore Andrew Canale, incoming commander of IMSC and CTF Sentinel, pose for a group photo following a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain in Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 20. IMSC promotes collaboration among member nations to deter threats and reassure regional mariners in and around the Strait of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandeb. Its operational task force, CTF Sentinel, monitors maritime activity in the region.

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