China’s anti-pirate activity in Horn of Africa . Liu Weidong . Background. 75% of China’s oil import is from Middle East and Africa. 2000 Chinese ships pass through the Gulf of Aden and horn of Africa each year. Economic losses caused by Somali pirates are between 7-12 billion annually.
Second formation, 4/2/2009 from Zhanjiang, destroyer Shenzhen, frigate Huangshan and Weishanhu.
Third formation, 7/16/2009 from Zhoushan, frigate Zhoushan and Xuzhou, with supply ship Qiandaohu.
Forth formation, 10/30/2009 from Zhoushan, frigate Maanshan and Wenzhou, with Qiandaohu.
Fifth formation, 3/4/2010 from Sanya, destroyer Guangzhou, frigate Caohu, with Weishanhu.
Sixth formation, 6/30/2010 from Zhanjiang, destroyer Lanzhou, landing ship Kunlunshan, with Weishanhu.
Seventh formation, 11/2/2010 from Zhoushan, Zhoushan and Xuzhou with Qiandaohu.