Enterprise has hunted pirates off the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin
and patrolled waters off Iraq, since its initial deployment in the Med in 2004.
However, it has announced that it is to give up blocks 7 and 8 in the Somali Basin
because of the lack of commercial prospects for development, despite the discovery of some hydrocarbon potential.
European Naval Forces, along with other multinational maritime forces, ensure the security and safety of navigation in the Gulf of Aden and in the Somali basin
Somali pirates commonly attack merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin
hundreds of miles to the West, but an attack in the Strait of Hormuz is unheard of.
HMCS Toronto intercepted and boarded the suspected smuggling vessel in the Somali Basin
and discovered 506 bags of heroin weighing a total of 538.
All right then, so that's any notion of a cruise through the Somali Basin
scratched off my bucket list.
The bureau said pirate ships were reported in the Gulf of Oman, southern Red Sea and the Somali basin
We have seen no activity whatsoever in the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Arabia or the Somali Basin
," said Cyrus Mody at the IMB's London office.
Bush Strike Group, patrolling the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin
and Arabian Sea.
Catches are down sharply because some boat operators have fled the area over safety fears while others have changed their fishing strategy or location to avoid the Somali basin
, where piracy is rife.
He said that the TMTG will support the ongoing counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin
and adjoining areas to enhance cooperation and contribute towards the multinational efforts and endeavours in this regard.
A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin
led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) securing the release of the vessel and its 24 crew members from four suspected pirates, last March 6.