Chinese naval fleet officially responsible for eighth escort escort mission
local time on March 16, the Chinese Navy Seventh Fleet escort escort formation with the eighth installment of the “Wenzhou” missile frigate, “MOS” missile frigate in the Gulf of Aden near the eastern sea merchant assembly formally meet.
agency, Gulf of Aden, March 18 (Xinhua Mo Xiaoliang Tang Feng) 18 14:00 pm local time (19:00 GMT), the completion of China’s first joint naval escort the seventh, eighth Fleet escort in the “Lake” ships of the task at hand-over ceremony, the eighth installment of the official responsible for fleet escort the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast to escort mission, “Lake” into the eighth ship fleet to escort mission.
16 pm local time, in the Seventh Fleet escort under the command of two groups began their first joint convoy escort formations, escorted 11 foreign merchant ships sailing to the western waters of the Gulf of Aden. After nearly 50 hours of day and night sailing, sheathing at merchant at 11 am local time, arrived safely in 18-point protection solution.
at 13:30, two escort fleet command ship “Zhoushan” ships and “Wenzhou” followed by the ship to help, “Lake” ship, the “Lake” Conference Room of the mission ship transfer ceremony, Seventh Fleet escort commander, deputy commander of the East China Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Zhang Huachen and eighth escort commander of the formation, the East China Sea Fleet, Vice Chief of Staff Colonel Han Xiaohu book signing in the transfer of the task and delivered a speech.
since November 17 last year to enforce the escort mission, the Chinese Navy Seventh Fleet escort the successful completion of 38 approved 578 foreign ships of escort missions, then protecting a ship attacked by pirates, rescued by pirates Boarding a ship attack, rescue ships by pirates chasing seven, “Xuzhou” out of the Mediterranean before the ship also carried out for the withdrawal of the Chinese boats in Libya who provide support and protection tasks. Formation maintained by retaining the two ships and their own “100 percent” safe, widely praised at home and abroad.
according to plan, two escort fleet will be 19 under the command of the Eighth Fleet escort escort the second joint task execution, after the Seventh Fleet escort to leave the Gulf of Aden, visited and set foot on return voyage. (End)