PLAN scares pirates off

Pirate action groups still in region.

Suspected pirate vessels in Gulf of Aden dispersed by Chinese navy

by Weida Li

On November 15, a destroyer from the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully dispersed a number of suspected pirate vessels aiming for two container ships, reports China Central Television.

At approximately 4:30pm local time, as the Haikou was escorting the vessels, registered in Hong Kong and Italy, towards the Gulf of Aden, three targets travelling at high speed were detected 5.1 nautical miles ahead.

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