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Japanese warship departs for Gulf of Oman to protect commercial vessels

Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: 02-02-2020 07:55 IST | Created: 02-02-2020 07:51 IST
Japanese warship departs for Gulf of Oman to protect commercial vessels
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

A Japanese warship left its port near Tokyo on Sunday on a mission to protect merchant ships and oil tankers passing through the Gulf of Oman that supply 90% of Japan's oil, as tension in the Middle East simmers.

The helicopter destroyer Takanami and its 200-strong crew will operate with two P-3C maritime patrol aircraft to guard ships heading for Japanese ports. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government said it is prepared to authorise force to protect ships in danger - a controversial decision because Japan's war-renouncing constitution forbids the use of military force to settle international disputes.

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