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.
Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the "Sahand" destroyer, which was inducted into the navy last year, has been sent on its first overseas mission to the Gulf of Aden
, according to the official IRNA news agency.
The Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden
since November 2008, when Somali raiders hijacked the Iranian-chartered cargo ship, MV Delight, off the coast of Yemen.
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.
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.
These were accumulated as a result of Gulf of Aden
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.