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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