Navy ships make more than 3 anti-piracy campaigns in 2013

Russian ships of the Navy (Navy) in 2013 as part of anti-piracy mission will make more than 3 trips to the area Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, told RIA Announcements on Mon spokesman for the Defense Ministry of the Navy.

"The tasks permanent presence of the Russian Navy ships in the Horn of Africa and Aden Bay will continue in 2013, there will be at least three campaigns, "- said the official.

He added that in the last week of December of the year for action to prevent pirate attacks on civilian ships in the region begin troop ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of a huge anti-submarine ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" tanker "Irkut" and salvage tug "Alatau".

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the period from 2008 to 2012, the Navy warships have made 13 trips to areas of excessive pirate activity and escorted 733 Russian and foreign vessel, ensuring their safety from pirate attacks. Also as part of the exchange of information in the Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden 40 meetings were held unit leaders of warships of the Russian Navy with the commanders of the Navy operational units of foreign countries.

Region Aden Gulf and the Horn of Africa is not safe highest activity of Somali pirates, who often seize vessels and demand a ransom for their release. The constant presence of a Russian Navy ship in the areas characterized by the highest statistics of pirate attacks, the implementation plan foreseen by the Navy.

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