Turkish navy seals foil attack on Japanese vessel off Somalia

Turkish navy seals have prevented an attack on a Japanese merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia, Turkish military said Sunday.

Turkish navy seals foil attack on Japanese vessel off Somalia

Turkish navy seals have prevented an attack on a Japanese merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia, Turkish military said Sunday.

Navy seals with a Turkish frigate, TCG Gemlik, that operates under an international mission to fight-off piracy in the Gulf of Aden, detained seven pirates after intercepting their boat on Saturday.

The attack on Panama-flagged M/V APL Finland was successfully thwarted.

TCG Gemlik is the fifth task force Turkey has deployed to the region since February last year. The others were TCG Giresun, TCG Gaziantep, TCG Gediz and TCG Gokova.

The Perry class frigate, TCG Gemlik, has relieved TCG Gokova that served under the international anti-piracy mission, CTF-151.


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