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2 more MSDF destroyers to leave for Somalia
Marine Self-Defense Force destroyers Harusame and Amagiri will depart for seas off Somalia on Monday in their capacity as the second unit of the MSDF's antipiracy mission.
The vessels will face problems that Sazanami and Samidare--the two destroyers that preceded them--have not yet faced, such as the possibility of having to open fire on a pirate ship and how to protect foreign commercial vessels.
The destroyers will leave ports in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, respectively, and arrive in the Gulf of Aden around July 24--the day the Antipiracy Law takes effect. …