South Korea Joins EU's Anti-Piracy Operation Off Somalia Coast

South Korea’s 4,400-ton destroyer Choe Yeong participated in a European Union-led military operation to combat pirates in the waters around the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, the military here said Sunday.

The South Korean destroyer’s participation in Operation Atalanta lasted from Feb. 27 to March 4 under the leadership of the Combined Maritime Forces, a multi-national naval partnership, as well as the EU’s maritime forces command for Somalia, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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