Frigia: Turkey G class TCG Gelibolu on patrol

Former USS Reid (FFG-30), Oliver Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigate recommissioned by Turkey G class TCG Gelibolu (F 493). They can accommodate S-70B Seahawk helicopters. Commandos aboard Turkey's TCG Gelibolu stopped a pirate vessel on April 18 as it sailed off the Seychelles on a route being used by a Turkish freighter heading to Mombassa, Kenya.

The commandos captured the pirates, destroyed their two skiffs and confiscated other pirate material. Malta flagged Turkish owned (Garanti Finansal Kiralama) cargo ship MV Frigia was hijacked near the Seychelles on March 23.

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