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The Gulf of Aden -- which links the Indian Ocean with the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea -- is an important energy corridor, particularly because Persian Gulf oil is shipped to the West via the Suez Canal.
The Gulf of Aden is a key shipping route located near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen.
In 2009, POEA mandated shipping companies to provide additional pay to seafarers in ships passing through International Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC), which includes the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden.
He added: "In response to maritime piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, the UAE is following a two-track approach.
TCG Giresun (F-491) is currently serving in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian sea.
Maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is indeed an act of real defiance to the international community, all the more so that efforts exerted so far by several international sides at the political level and on the scene have failed to curb this phenomenon with all the serious dangers that it represents to safety of trade and tourist ship crews.
Alongside the EU, the US and other national navies deployed warships off the Somali coast in December 2008 to protect vessels and secure maritime routes in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
The Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia accounted for 130 of this year's attacks.
NAIROBI: Pirates hijacked a Turkish ship in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday in an unusual attack because of rough seas at this time of year, a Kenyan maritime official said.
They have increased raids on ships passing through the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping lane for oil and cargo, since February.
Officials said the ship would guard Iranian shipping headed through the Gulf of Aden to and from the Suez Canal, but would not join with the growing number of foreign navies operating in the region to protect shipping from Somali pirates.
The frigate, Al-Riyadh, responded to a distress call from the Yasa Seyhan after the ship was attacked by three small boats in international waters near the Gulf of Aden early yesterday, SPA said.