TCG GEDIZ Re-Joins Op OCEAN SHIELD

This weekend, the Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) re-joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, having previously supported the operation in April.

TCG GEDIZ brings experienced Sailors and capabilities relevant to the counter-piracy operation, including an embarked helicopter and boarding team.

The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in the OCEAN SHIELD area of responsibility, which includes the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin, and support NATO’s regional capacity building efforts with nations in the area, enhancing interoperability and cooperation between counter-piracy naval forces.

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