From NATO: On 11 January 2010, Portuguese Rear Admiral Pereira da Cunha, Commander of NATO’s counter piracy Task Force 508 (TF 508) had a successful meeting with the head of mission of the Chinese counter piracy forces, Senior Captain Zha Bao Raw, on board of the Chinese frigate ‘Chao Hu’ to discuss counterpiracy operations off the Horn of Africa (HOA).

Both task forces are operating in the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden, which was established in 2008 to provide international shipping a safe route from piracy. (photo: NATO)