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					The world’s most dangerous waters

                                        al-Hudaydah
                                                                                                        al-Mukalla
                                                        Y       E     M      E    N
                                                                                                                                                      Maritime security patrol area to protect
                                                                                                                                                      shipping, established August 24, 2008

                     ERITREA
                                                               Aden


                                                                                                                                                                             Socotra
                               DJIBOUTI                                                                                                                                      (Yemen)
                                                                                 Gulf of Aden

                                                  Recommended 40-50Nm exclusion
                                Djibouti          zone for Yemen and Socotra Island                                                                                                      Indian
                                                                                                                                     Bargaal

                                                                                                                                                                                         Ocean
                                                                                                                                                         12-nautical-mile
                                                                                                                                                         territorial sea
                                                                                 S       O          M      A     L       I     A

  Multinational force
    In addition to the Nato force, the Combined
  Task Force 150 is based at Djibouti
    Composed of about a dozen ships at any time
                                                                                           50
                                                                                           merchant vessels
                                                                                                                                                 Neustrashimy
                                                                                                                                                 Frigate (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                             Russian patrol vessel


    Nations that have been part of the task force                                          passing through the
  include: Denmark, the United States, Germany,                                            Gulf of Aden daily                Eyl
  France, the Netherlands, Britain, Pakistan and
  Canada


Key
                                                                             20,000
                                                                             ships navigate
                                                                                                                                                                            Nato vessels in patrol



    Anti-piracy naval centre                                                                                                       HS Themistokles
                                                                             the Gulf of                                           Frigate (Greece)
    Anti-piracy naval intervention                                           Aden annually
    Hijacking, 2008
    Attempted hijacking, 2008
    Pirate land base
                                                            7%
                                                            of the oil consumed                                              TCG Gokova
                                                            globally last year passed                                        frigate (Turkey)
    Pirates captured
                                                            through the Gulf of Aden

                                        6m
                                        barrels of crude and
                                                                                                                     HMS Cumberland
                                                                                                                     frigate (UK)
                                        petroleum products


                 30%
                                        carried daily
                                                                          Haradhere
                                                                                                            ITS Durand de la Penne
                 of Europe’s oil                                                                            destroyer (Italy)
                 passes through the                                                   Sirius Star
                 Gulf of Aden                                                                                                                                        Plus ships from the US Fifth
                                                                                                                                                                     Fleet based in Bahrain


4.5m
British homes could be heated with                     Mogadishu
the fuel on board in the largest class
of gas carrier passing through the area