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Japan escorts 12 commercial ships off Somalia in June

Hisane Masaki

Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) vessels escorted 12 commercial ships in the waters of the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in June to protect them against pirate attacks, the Japanese transport ministry said on 10 July.

The 12 commercial ships escorted by the SDF vessels on eight occasions under Japan’s Anti-Piracy Law were all foreign-registered, including four vessels operated by Japanese shipping firms.

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