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  1. PLA closer to key anti-piracy role

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no clear sign when they would be ready to place ships in the international transit corridor in the Gulf of Aden. Such a move, agreed by Nato, the EU and the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), ...

  2. 19 sailors languish in Somali pirate lair

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Murcaayo, on the coast of the Gulf of Aden, just west of the Horn of Africa. The 14,445 deadweight-tonne ship was bound from Saudi Arabia to India and was carrying dangerous chemicals used ... oil. Hiring a security escort through the Suez Canal cost up to US$100,000 and the navy in Yemen charged commercial vessels up to US$55,000 for an escort in the Gulf of Aden, it noted. ...

  3. In Med and with might, PLA extends its reach

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... centuries. The Horn, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean are home to vital shipping lanes that link Europe and the Middle East to Asia- and through which tankers supplying the bulk of oil for China, Japan ... areas such as the Gulf, with its vital oil shipping routes. 'The Med itself may not be a strategic priority to China at this point, but it does build vital experience in internal ...

  4. PLA delays taking lead on piracy

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with other navies inside the so-called International Recommended Transit Corridor. Shade seeks to protect ships entering the strategic Gulf of Aden- a top hunting ground for Somali pirates. Currently ...

  5. Razor wire has cutting edge in thwarting piracy on the high seas, company says

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... But he believes the formidable defence has had a deterrent effect. The frequency of pirate attacks across the Gulf of Aden and along the coast of Somalia nearly doubled to 214 last year from 111 ... with protection was the low attack rate, leading them to take chances, Gupta said. On the average, there are about four pirate attack attempts for every 300 transits through the Gulf of Aden per week, ...

  6. Navy offers to escort UN food aid

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... before heading around the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden to reach the ports of Boosaaso and Berbera on the northern Somali coast. The offer comes just weeks after the PLA also pledged to widen its anti-piracy efforts by leading the monthly co-ordination meetings in Bahrain as well as joining patrols of the so-called International Recommended Transit Corridor along the Gulf ...

  7. Rescue bid shows flaws in piracy fight

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent China's attempt to rescue 25 hijacked mainland seamen off Somalia will test fledgling intelligence co-operation with rival foreign navies engaged in anti-piracy patrols in shipping lanes off the Horn of Africa. Mi ...

  8. Beijing must show navy is for protection only

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expansion. The central government's confidence in the navy was shown in its move this year to send warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect Chinese vessels from Somali pirates. It was the first ...

  9. Warships will also protect Taiwanese vessels, crews

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Navy fleet sent to Somalia to co-operate with US, says Beijing The Ministry of National Defence said yesterday that warships sent to protect Chinese vessels against pirates in waters off Somalia would co-operate with navies from the ...

  10. Pirates bring booty to lawless Somalia

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... In a country with next to nothing, for many people, robbers are the sole source of stability, writes Sara Yin Movie pirates don't demand ransom money, but pirates in Somalia do- lots of it. Piracy has thrived for years in Somalia, where civil war and ...




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