China’s naval fleet will be extended eastward convoy routes 120 sea miles
Xinhua Gulf of Aden, September 29 (Reporter Guo Gang) 29 reporters from China’s third naval escort fleet command post was informed that since October 1, the third convoy escort fleet will route to Aden the eastern Gulf waters extend 120 sea miles.
into September, along with the Indian monsoon weakened, the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters waves gradually decreased, as piracy provides a convenient natural conditions, rampant piracy.
escort fleet, according to available information shows that since mid-September, in the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast there were several pirate attacks on merchant ships event. Among them, two fishing boats were abducted in Yemen; a Panamanian merchant boarded by pirates, the captain was killed; six merchant ships of different nationalities were pirates opened fire attacks. Piracy is also sub-regional context Dingwan Hai area was scattered expand.
care to ensure safety of the ship, to better complete the escort mission, the Chinese naval fleet escort the decision from 10 January on the convoy routes to new adjustments.
third batch of Chinese naval escort Wang Zhiguo, commander of the formation in October and beyond the past to remind the Gulf of Aden and foreign ships, to adjust the schedules in advance, try to apply with escort naval vessels, it is best not to drive in a single vessel this piece of high sea piracy, to avoid accidents; in Asia Dingwan Hai District, once a separate time when sailing ships to maintain contact with the convoy, suspicious circumstances or suffered pirate attack, the first time to send a distress signal; the merchant to strengthen their own self-defense capability, to take necessary defensive measures, once the face of pirate attacks, during the self-defense while trying to gain time, waiting to escort rescue ships.