Update on JMSDF Somalia Air Operations for March

April 14, 2017 – Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of March, 2017) 1. Number of flights 22 flights (Accumulated Total (AT): 1,768 flights) 2. Flight hours Approx. 180 hours (AT: Approx. 13,570 hours) 3. Number of visually confirmed commercial ships Approx. 1,800 ships (AT: Approx. 146,800 ships) 4. Number of the information provided to Japanese destroyers, foreign warships, and/or commercial ships Approx. 70 times (AT: Approx. 12,620 times) 5. Specific Cases which requires action…

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Update on JMSDF Somalia Surface Operations for March

Escort operations performed by MSDF units (Deployed Maritime Units) off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden Record of Mission (As of March, 2017) 1. Direct Escort (1) Number of direct escort operations: 7 times (775th – 781th) (The 734th – 740th escort operation under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Measures Law) (2) Number of escorted vessels: 11 vessels (AT of 3,774 escorted vessels since the start of operations under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Measures Law) [Breakdown] – Japanese-registered ships: 0 (AT: 17) – Foreign ships operated by Japanese shipping companies: 1…

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Google Translation March 18, 2017 – Stopping at Djibouti as part of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2017” mission, the frigate Courbet set sail on 16 March 2017 to integrate the Atalanta operation, under the operational control of Alindien, and to go off the coast of Somalia after The attack by alleged pirates of the oil tanker “Aris 13”. Arrived in the area the next morning, the Aris 13, released in the night, is relocated by the Dauphin helicopter of the frigate during a reconnaissance flight. The Courbet then made a first…

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