Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 deployed to Bahrain and Djibouti March 11.

While deployed, CRS-1 will provide security and protection of strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in coastal areas and port facilities, to ensure uninterrupted flow of cargo and units to combatant commanders.

“We are excited about the opportunity to take all the lessons learned and capabilities from our training and put them to use in real-world operations,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Marty, CRS-1 detachment commander. “We will have a valuable role in the overall security posture in the region and will continue the great work done by previous CRS-1 forces.”

CRS-1 has personnel currently deployed to Djibouti and other areas within the commander, U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

“This team is trained and ready to go,” said Marty. “We are looking forward to finally deploying and utilizing our expertise in support of the 5th Fleet commander’s priorities.”

Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) operates in harbors, rivers, bays, across the littorals and ashore.

The primary mission of CRF is to conduct maritime security operations across all phases of military operations by defending high value assets, critical maritime infrastructure, ports and harbors both inland and on coastal waterways against enemies and when commanded conduct offensive combat operations.