More on the task force offshore Somalia here:
Spokeswoman Lt. Denise Garcia said that ships of Combined Task Force 150 are "continuing to monitor evolving events in Somalia," adding Thursday, "Recent events in Somalia are a cause of concern because of the potential for an increased risk of piracy and illegal activities that historically [have] followed the instability in that country."Ramage is named after Medal of Honor awardee VADM Ramage as set out here.
Task force ships include the Norfolk, Va.-based destroyer Ramage, the San Diego-based cruiser Bunker Hill and other coalition ships, Garcia said. She said the ships remain outside the internationally recognized territorial standard of 12 nautical miles from shore, or 13.8 statute miles, and are operating throughout the Horn of Africa region.