China’s escort fleet rescued by pirates chase merchant Korea
Data Figure: China’s Navy,” Xuzhou “missile frigate
newspaper Gulf of Aden February 11, Xinhua reporter Li Jianwen, special correspondent Mo light report: local time yesterday evening, is the Gulf of Aden, Somalia perform the task of China sea convoy escort fleet sent naval ship-borne helicopters, ships, was successfully rescued a pirate boats attacked the Korean merchant.
Yesterday 12:30 local time (GMT 17:30), the Navy Seventh Fleet escort ships to complete the first batch of 294 escort missions, escorting 11 merchant ships arrived safely in the Gulf of Aden waters of the western point of care solutions . Peter Strait South Side for the recent frequent piracy case, formation command post command “Xuzhou” ship arrived at the solution in an extension of protection to defend point 50 nautical miles to escort merchant security protection solution into Peter Strait. 16:45 “Xuzhou” escort ship after the end of an extension of protection to the solution point return.
17 时 18 points, retaining the solution after the Korean merchant “CSDAISY” round navy escort to the fleet sent SOS, said the chase was more boats, boats on the personnel carrying automatic rifles, rocket launchers, and long ladder. Then, “CSDAISY” round onboard security personnel opened fire on the implementation of a warning to the boat, but there are three boats in front of the ship to its close.
naval escort fleet command post immediately ordered from the incident area about 40 nautical miles, “Xuzhou” ship speed to “CSDAISY” round close. 17:46, “Xuzhou” ship ship-borne helicopter carrying three commandos took off 20 minutes after the arrival “CSDAISY” round over.
helicopter “CSDAISY” continued to hover over the wheel, a warning to the implementation of pirate boats. No further action in the boat under the premise of the helicopter and expand its activities to the “CSDAISY” round of waters in front of 10 kilometers a search patrol found no suspicious circumstances.
as taking part in my first 294 Fleet escort ships protecting most of the solutions at the same time sailing the waters of the incident, the Navy escort merchant fleet in time to inform the relevant national situation, reminding them to strengthen anti-piracy warning found in time with the Navy convoy formation contact.
about 20 minutes later, “CSDAISY” round exit dangerous waters, the helicopter without further confirm the suspicious circumstances surrounding waters and sailing the waters of the country risk-free return to merchant “Xuzhou” ship.
Later, South Korean naval fleet to escort escort formation I sent a letter of thanks.