"During its mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Russian combat vessel escorted 13 convoys, totaling 51 ships, through the dangerous waters [off the Somali coast]," Capt. 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said.Good. This is a way to contain the Somali pirates.
Dygalo said the frigate would continue its mission until mid-January and would be replaced by another Russian combat ship.
UPDATE: In a semi-related story, the negotiation process over the captured Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and other weapons is nearing its 100th day as reported here.