POTD: Patrolling the Gulf of Tadjoura

Photo Of The Day and everyone will get their share of the American Flag in these images. We’re located in the Port of Djibouti, with the  U.S. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Eleven (MSRON-1. The Gulf of Tadjoura is a body of water located in the Horn of Africa, between the countries of Djibouti and Somalia. It is an extension of the Indian Ocean and is connected to the Red Sea through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. The gulf is approximately 120 kilometers long and 20 to 30 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of about 300 meters.

The Gulf of Tadjoura is an important waterway for shipping, with the port of Djibouti City being one of the busiest ports in the region. The gulf is also an important fishing ground, with a variety of fish species found in its waters, including tuna, barracuda, and sardines. The surrounding area is home to a number of important wildlife reserves, including the Day Forest National Park and the Goda Mountains.

MSRON-1, based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti provides port and harbor security, high-value asset protection, and maritime security operations in coastal waterways of the Gulf of Tadjoura.

U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jordan Massey, assigned to U.S. Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MSRON-1) provides security for ships inside the Port of Djibouti, Djibouti, Aug. 9, 2022.

Source: U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Randi Brown.

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