Japanese Navy Leaves for Anti-Piracy Mission

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 16, 2009

According to a report from Bloomberg, two Japanese naval vessels set sail on March 14 to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. The two warships, each carrying about 200 crew members and two helicopters, will escort vessels carrying Japanese cargo or passengers through the Gulf of Aden, said a spokesman at Japan’s defense ministry on the condition of anonymity.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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