Chinese escort fleets expel 4 suspected pirate boats the Gulf of Aden

By Li Yan
The 24th and 25th Chinese naval escort flotillas fired warning shots on Jan. 1 to expel foursuspected pirate boats attempting to approach a commercial vessel at high speed. Thecommercial vessel was then safely escorted to the east of the Gulf of Aden.
The escort team made plans to ensure the commercial vessels’s safety beforehand. Thevessel, named “Bob and Kate” and hailing from Panama originally, was an easy targetbecause of its low freeboard and slow sailing speed.
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