Why Piracy is Surging in the Gulf of Guinea -EXPLAINER
By Libby George LAGOS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped...
HNLMS Evertsen (F805) a Dutch De Zeven ProvinciÃ«n-class frigate conducts a high speed turn while operating in the Gulf of Aden.
Powered by two WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ 16 V26 diesel engines, and a pair of 18.5 MWRolls Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines, and two propeller shafts, this ship is capable of reaching speeds of 30 knots while providing fleet air defense and command capabilities.
30 knots is likely how fast she was going right before they gave her a right full rudder in this photo…
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