Combined Task Force Iraqi Maritime

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Combined Task Force Iraqi Maritime or CTF IM (previously known as Combined Task Force 158) is an international naval task group, established as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It consists of naval assets from the United States Navy and Coast Guard, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Navy, working alongside elements of the Iraqi Navy and the Iraqi Marines. It reports to the Coalition Maritime Component Commander in Bahrain.

CTF IM's mission is to protect Iraqi waters and oil infrastructure and to provide international maritime security in the Northern Persian Gulf. It is also tasked to help develop the new Iraqi Navy.


From 2009 its name was changed from CTF 158 to CTF IM.[1] With its mission complete, effective 31 December 2011, Combined Task Force Iraqi Maritime was formally disestablished.[2]

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  2. ^ Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) Lewis Hunsaker, USN (January 1, 2012). "CTF Iraqi Maritime Completes Mission And Disestablishes". NNS120101-02. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet Public Affairs. Retrieved 2012-01-03.