Singapore to send a landing craft to go to the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy (Figure)
Data Figure: Singapore Navy landing ship
insist SINGAPORE, April 10 (Xinhua correspondent Zhang Yongxing) Singapore, local media reported on the 10th, the evening of 9 Singapore to the Gulf of Aden sent a navy ship, ready to actively participate in action against Somali pirates.
According to reports, the ship called “adhere to number” 9 Navy landing ship evening departure from Singapore’s Changi Naval Base. Ships equipped with two Super Puma helicopters and 240 soldiers. They will join the 151 joint task force to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates to hunt down and give the necessary assistance attacked merchant ships.
Singapore Navy chief Rear Admiral Zhao Wenliang off that evening for the armed contingents, said that Singapore and the international community’s concern about the situation in the Gulf of Aden, to support action against Somali pirates. He said that Singapore’s military has extensive experience in anti-piracy, contingents to quell his confidence.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said in February this year, Singapore’s economic lifeline and is closely related to maritime security, Singapore decided to send warships to the Gulf of Aden, to make a contribution to maintaining maritime security, to safeguard the important global sea ??lanes safe.