May 19 2010
The Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhikov, flagship of an anti-piracy task force off the Somali coast, was prepared to escort a merchant convoy through the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports.
"The convoy will consist of five vessels and the Russian warship will ensure their safe passage," a spokesman for Russia's Defense Ministry said.
The task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet, which also includes the MB-37 salvage tug and the Pechenga tanker, arrived in the region...
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