Press Releases

A Start of Escorting Ships by MSDF Vessels in the Gulf of Aden

(Provisional Translation)

March 30, 2009
Ministry of Defense

Tonight (JST), DD Sazanami and DD Samidare of MSDF which have been dispatched for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden will start escorting ships in the Gulf of Aden. The number of ships to be escorted will be 5 including freighters for automobiles.

Prior to the start of escort activities, the two MSDF destroyers were refueled by a replenishment ship of MSDF in the daytime of March 28 (JST).