South Korea warship sails to Somalia

by admin | Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 184 views

A South Korean warship is heading for Somalia to hold an anti-piracy drill in waters off the country’s coast.

The 4,400-ton destroyer Daejoyoung left the South Korean port of Busan yesterday, with a 300-strong crew on board.

Friday’s drill will involve the destroyer Daejoyoung, a 17,000-ton commercial vessel and 350 seamen and sailors, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reports.

The country has had a naval unit in the Gulf of Aden since 2009 as part of global efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.

The South Korean navy has posted a video of a previous anti-piracy mission on its official YouTube channel (you may recognise some of the footage – it’s been lifted from the Hollywood film Captain Phillips.

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