On Monday, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller containership entered the Gulf of Aden on its way westward toward the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, approximately 800 miles to the west. Providing a security escort along the way was the Dutch warship, HNLMS Van Speijk (F828).

Captain Jes Meinertz took the following photos.

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Here’s the view from the Dutch frigate…

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In 2006, gCaptain partner Rob Almeida led a fleet of sailboats through the Gulf of Aden, read his story here.

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