The 5th of February we at last entered the Gulf of Aden
, a perfect funnel introduced into the neck of Bab-el-mandeb, through which the Indian waters entered the Red Sea.
Over 4,000 cargo vessels were escorted and protected in the insecure waters of the Gulf of Aden
and North of the Indian Ocean by the Iranian Navy in the international waters in the past 9 years," Rear Admiral Sayyari said.
On Friday, an Indian Navy patrol vessel, INS Trishul, thwarted a piracy attempt on Indian ship on a merchant vessel "Jag Amar" in the Gulf of Aden
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the POEA decided to downgrade the "high-risk statuses" of the two lanes in the Gulf of Aden
to "extended risk zones" following the increase in military patrols in the area.
Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), said in the welcome remarks to the international symposium entitled: 'The Challenges of Piracy in the Gulf of Aden
and the Arabian Sea' held on Tuesday.
The Gulf of Aden
- which connects the Indian Ocean with the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea - is a significant energy corridor, specially because Persian Gulf oil is carried to the West via the Suez Canal.
Speaking before the vote, Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul told lawmakers that 380 Turkish Cargo Ships passed from the Gulf of Aden
each year, noting that Turkish frigates provided escort to Turkish vessels and secured safe passage against threat of piracy.
The authority responsible for the protection of ships transiting via the Gulf of Aden
, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO), has been following the operation from the outset.
The actions of the navies in the Gulf of Aden
have been instrumental in bringing down the attacks there," he said.
Somali pirates captured a freighter, bulk carrier and a chemical tanker recently, defying foreign warships patrolling the Gulf of Aden
and ending the year with millions of dollars in ransom.
The warship is one of the Malaysian units located in the international waters of Gulf of Aden
to combat piracy.
The Gulf of Aden
is shared by Somalia and Yemen and forms one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.