ROKS Dae Jo Yeong Performs Rescue in the Gulf of Aden

A naval vessel from the Republic of Korea rescued four civilian mariners from the United Kingdom who were adrift aboard a sailing vessel after the engine failed while transiting the Gulf of Aden, June 26. Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Dae Jo Yeong (DD 977) responded after Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), an international partnership headquartered in Bahrain, was notified of…

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Communist China Rotates Gulf of Aden Naval Forces

The 39th and 40th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a farewell ceremony in waters of the Gulf of Aden on the afternoon of February 4, local time after completing the task handover procedure and joint escort tasks. The 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce will perform other follow-up tasks as planned while the 40th Chinese naval escort taskforce, consisting of destroyer…

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Communist China Deploys 39th Somalia Patrol

The 39th escort task force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) left a military port in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on September 26 for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to take over merchant ships escort mission from the 38th Chinese naval taskforce there. The 39th escort taskforce is comprised of the guided-missile destroyer Urumqi, guided-missile frigate Yantai…

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JS Yuugiri Exercises With FGS Bayern in the Gulf of Aden

On August 29, the 39th Anti-Piracy Action Surface Corps escort ship “Yuugiri” conducted joint training between Japan and Germany in the Gulf of Aden with the German Navy frigate “Bayern”. Captain Yugiri (2nd class Kaisa Kumashiro) is honored to be able to act with the German Navy, a fellow with the same aspiration of “realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.”…

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CCP Navy Changes Gulf of Aden Ships

June 9, 2021 – The 37th and the 38th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in waters west of the Gulf of Aden on the morning of June 7, local time, on the commanding ship Destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) of the 37th escort taskforce. Officers assigned to the 37th escort taskforce introduced the basic information about the escorting…

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CCP Navy Handover in Gulf of Aden

September 27, 2020 – The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time. After the handover ceremony, the two escort taskforces started the joint escorting mission for the Hong Kong-registered heavy cargo ship Zhenhua 27. The 35th escort taskforce left the Gulf of Aden after completing the…

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Spain and Japan Joint PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden

June 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On the morning of Sunday, June 21, the destroyer of the JSMF (Maritime Self-Defense Forces of Japan) “Ohnami” and the frigate “Santa María” met in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and carried out training exercises for the benefit of both units including evolutionary maneuvers, real shooting exercises, communications and flight. The JMSF…

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Toowoomba and Guépratte Exercise in Gulf of Aden

March 23, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba exercised with French Ship Guépratte in vicinity of the Gulf of Aden recently as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task Force 150. The CTF 150 mission is to stabilise the region, and disrupt weapon and narcotic smugglers supporting terrorism. During the exercise, Toowoomba and Guépratte conducted ship handling training including Officer…

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Germany Deploying a P-3C for Operation Atalanta

March 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – A German maritime reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion” is heading towards Djibouti on the Horn of Africa on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. By mid-June around 70 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. German naval aviators have been making a significant contribution to combating piracy and…

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