Chinese navy in the Gulf of Aden bomb blast expelled suspicious boat launch
Chinese Navy Sixth Fleet escort June 30, 2010 set sail from Zhanjiang, Guangdong, Gulf of Aden, Somali waters take over the implementation of the fifth fleet convoy escort mission. CNS Data for Zhongkui Run photo
agency, Gulf of Aden on February 5 (Xinhua Liang Fang Lihua Mo) Chinese Navy Seventh Fleet escort to verify the low altitude helicopter, missile launch warning and other knock and successfully expelled suspicious ships, boat, make sure the New Year to escort merchant ships first batch of 21 Chinese and foreign security.
local time at 10:38 on the 3rd, the Chinese navy “Zhoushan” ship, “Xuzhou” ship to escort these from China, Greece, Turkey, Panama and other countries across the safe New Year’s Eve merchant, arrived in Aden West Bay waters. In formation from the point of care solution remaining two sea miles, the Outlook more waters surrounding formation appeared suddenly found suspicious ships, boats.
low clouds in the shadow of the Gulf of Aden, the three boats in waves flickering. When approaching a large merchant fleet, have been slow sailing boats in the sea suddenly changed direction, and speed up approach to the merchant. At the same time, the “Zhoushan” foreign merchant ship radio came “SIKYON” round of emergency call: “I have high-speed boats coming to, I have opened all the fire pump water to the side edges, for assistance.”
“Zhoushan” ship immediately sounded an anti-piracy deployment, and turned to greet the boat sailed high. All crew emergency action, in accordance with their respective pre-deployment into battle position, ship-borne helicopters took off from the ship carrying commandos.
the boat ignored warnings of the helicopter, to the merchant to close the case, ordered the commander of the formation and decisive implementation of launch blast bomb warning. Zhou Jun commandos pulled the trigger, the suspicious boat fired two over bomb blast. In the huge bomb blast effect a warning sound, the boat turned around and eventually slow down, away from the merchant.
one after another. 11:14, merchant “TAIPRIZE” round report: formation waters once again left a suspicious boat. Command post immediately ordered the formation of merchant ships from China just “Zhenhua 28″ wheels and “Huajin Bin ’round back to the onboard security commandos” Xuzhou “accelerated close to the ship from the rear, the tail responsible for the formation of the alert;” Zhoushan “ship to change course, to the left motor, shoulder formation in central alert.
helicopters flew over the boat, launch again, knocking the boat closer and closer to playing for the implementation of a warning, “Zhoushan” boats and merchant ships into position between the front, blocking the formation outside the boat side. Gradually slow boat, adrift in the sea. Confrontation after 5 minutes, can take advantage of the machine can not find the boat finally turned away.
At this time, the fleet safely escort the line passing through the last two miles, arrived at the solution point of care. Chinese naval fleet command post decided to escort: “Xuzhou” escort ship extends 30 miles to ensure safety of merchant ships into the Red Sea. 13:00, “Xuzhou” ship to return, 21 Chinese and foreign merchant navy escort to thank after formation into the Red Sea.