13 September 2010

Thailand Deploys Warships Off Somalia

Thai Navy warships Similan and Pattanhas have joined the international anti-piracy mission in the Indian Ocean.
Thailand joined the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean on Sept. 10, sending nearly 400 marines on two vessels to help police the lawless waters off Somalia, the navy confirmed.

The Thai navy deployed 386 troops on two warships, the Similan and the Pattani, for the 19-day journey to the Gulf of Aden - one of the world's busiest maritime trade routes.

The 60-day mission marks the first time Thailand has contributed to an international maritime taskforce.
By: Shelldrake

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