Royal Australian Navy frigate joins counter-piracy task

October 2009
Ausmarine;Oct2009, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p14
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The article announces that the ship HMSA Toowoomba of the Royal Australian Navy will join the U.S. led Combined Task Force combating piracy in the Horn of Africa. The ANZAC-class frigate will provide a major deterrent presence, escort merchant shipping in the maritime corridors of the Gulf of Aden and track and report piracy situation in the area. The Australian navy's counter piracy activities are conducted according to the International Law of the Seas.


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