S. Korea Sends Anti-Piracy Troops to Gulf of Aden original story from
|Ships of the South Korean Navy visiting Pearl Harbor (Photo: U.S. Navy) If you are from South Korea ...this is not your grandfather's navy|
"BUSAN, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea dispatched the 15th batch of troops to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday to continue its part in the worldwide effort to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Navy said.
A 4,500-ton destroyer departed the southern port city of Busan to conduct anti-piracy missions for six months starting in February. Its voyage is expected to take approximately one month, naval officials said.
"Somali waters are the main shipping route and the lifeline of our economy. Put utmost efforts for your readiness," Adm. Hwang Ki-chul, the Navy chief of Staff, said during a send-off ceremony at the port....."
|South Korean Amphibious assault ship and approaching landing craft (PD)|
|The South Korean Navy, friendly but not to be messed with.|