Japan escorts 3,522 ships through Gulf

MSDF convoy escorts preventing pirate attacks.

Japan escorts 3,522 ships through Gulf of Aden pirate waters

Hisane Masaki

The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) vessels escorted a total of 3,522 commercialships in the waters of the Gulf of Aden between 28 July 2009 and 28 February 2015 to protect them against pirate attacks, the Japanese transport ministry said on 13 March.

Of the 3,522 commercial ships escorted by the JSDF vessels on 593 occasions under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Law, only 16 were Japan-registered and the remaining 3,506 were foreign-registered.

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Source: ihsmaritime360.com

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