19 February 2009

Incident: NATO to boost anti-pirate forces

NATO announces it will temporarily boost antipiracy forces in the Gulf of Aden by delaying six of its ships passing through Suez en route to Asia. No details. "NATO’s first mission, involving three ships, lasted seven weeks until the alliance handed off to a six-ship patrol under the EU flag in December. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 02/26/09)