Cheliax has had a vested interest in the the trading routes through the shackles since the 4100’s. However, increasing pirate activity has made them increase their security of said trading routes into the present, where an overwhelming amount of their naval military have turned into a pseudo-law enforcers of the region. The Chelish navy is headed by an Fleet Commander who designates all power to those below him. The current Fleet Commander is Ezaliah Thrune who has been so for the last couple decades. There is a special department of the navy that sets up bounties for the various famous pirates as incentives for bounty hunters to clean up the pirates.