S. Korea holds 4th anniversary of Aden op
Samho Jewelry hijacked by pirates in 2011.
Fourth anniversary of Aden operation held on Navy destroyer
By Jun Ji-hye
The Korean Navy celebrated the fourth anniversary of its successful rescue operation against Somali pirates, Wednesday.
About 200 participants, including Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Hwang Ki-chul and other high-ranking officers and sailors, attended the event held on the destroyer Choe Yeong at the Naval Operations Command in the port city of Busan.
During the operation, code-named “Dawn of Gulf of Aden,” carried out by members of the Navy’s elite Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) on Jan. 21, 2011, eight pirates were killed and five were captured near the waters of Somalia.
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