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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Somalia: Aid to a released ship


Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet:
"071212-N-3764J-129 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2007) A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) provides food and stores to merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12. The pirates seized the ship off the coast of Somalia in late October. The release of Golden Nori marks the first time in more than a year that no ships are held by Somali pirates. Whidbey Island is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO). Coalition forces conduct MSO under international maritime conventions to ensure security and safety in international waters so that all commercial shipping can operate freely while transiting the region. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Michael Junge (Released)

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2007) A boarding team from dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) approaches merchant vessel Golden Nori after pirates released the Japanese chemical tanker Dec. 12. ... U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Deanna Fisher (Released)


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