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Friday, October 09, 2009

Somali Pirates: Protected in a Convoy

Japanese destroyers JDS HARUSAME (DD102) and JDS AMAGIRI (DD154) provide escort for a group of ships transiting the Gulf of Aden. A simple escorted convoy, it reduces the likelihood of success of pirate attacks. A helicopter overhead provides both scouting and quick reaction.

Here are photo of what it looks like from an escorted ship:








Photos courtesy of Bryan.
For more on convoys, click on the "convoys" label below.

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