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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Somali Pirates: Chinese Forces Get Ready for Pirate Season





Reported as Chinese soldiers hold anti-pirates drill in Gulf of Aden:
Photo captions, top to bottom:
Chinese naval soldiers prepare to get into the helicopter on the board of Zhoushan missile frigate in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 12, 2009. The Chinese escort flotilla on the escort mission to fend off Somali pirates at the Gulf of Aden held an exercise of anti-pirates on Saturday.
A helicopter takes off on the board of Zhoushan missile frigate in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 12, 2009. The Chinese escort flotilla on the escort mission to fend off Somali pirates at the Gulf of Aden held an exercise of anti-pirates on Saturday.
Soldiers get off the helicopter and take their positions on the board of merchant ship Jiaxin in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 12, 2009. The Chinese escort flotilla on the escort mission to fend off Somali pirates at the Gulf of Aden held an exercise of anti-pirates on Saturday.
A soldier gets off the helicopter by the rope to land on the board of merchant ship Jiaxin in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 12, 2009. The Chinese escort flotilla on the escort mission to fend off Somali pirates at the Gulf of Aden held an exercise of anti-pirates on Saturday.

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