People’s Liberation Army officer said the foreign operation is very successful defeat Somali pirates
Data Figure: China Fleet escort heavy machine gun fire
LONDON: Hong Kong, “South China Morning Post” Web site on September 4, entitled “People’s Liberation Army with bombs and bullets knock repel pirates,” the report, the following article contents of the excerpts:
People’s Liberation Army Navy has a vital waterway near the Horn of Africa against disturbing the pirate show new appetite. They used heavy machine guns, grenades and blast shattered the recent pirate attacks on shipping vessels. Now, after the monsoon the sea calm. This prompted the Somali pirates and from the connecting Asia and Europe and the Middle East, Indian Ocean trade, transport ships on the channel re-launched the attack. People’s Liberation Army’s commanders appear determined to show “Kunlun Mountains” dock landing ship potential.
national media and the military channel of China Central Television on 28 August took place – pirate attacks were highlights. There are three dial driving a speedboat pirates attempted to attack by the 21 merchant fleet of its People’s Liberation Army is escorting the convoy formation.
“Kunlun Mountains” ship sent a helicopter, and the “Lanzhou” destroyer a defeat the pirates. Navy sailors with bombs and heavy machine guns blast scare pirates, pirates then fled the accident area.
According to the “Liberation Army Daily” reported that the pirates once and driving a boat “Sea Express” cargo ship of less than one from the sea, but was eventually escorted off the formation. As the “Sea Express” cargo ship moving slow, special forces boarded the ship in order to strengthen protection.
At that time, the pirates changed their tactics, starting from multi-point attack transport fleet, the battle lasted for more than 30 minutes. But the PLA superior organization and coordination.
close attention to China’s anti-piracy work of a naval officer in Asia, said: “From our knowledge of the situation, that action was very successful. They (PLA) is organized more … … and showed no fear. pirates continuous harassment, but eventually was driven away, and (PLA) personnel did not suffer loss. “
based International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, a Chinese military Experts say the war sailors “degree of coordination and calm seems much better than before … they were certainly prepared to use force to repel attacking those who seem determined to maximize the ‘Kunlun’ ship’s advantage.”
“Kunlun Mountains” ship went to sea near the Horn of Africa because, “De Xin Hai” Chinese coal ship was hijacked by pirates last year.
People’s Liberation Army, including Hong Kong is still the main fleet escort from China, but it has not participated in the international shipping community in the Gulf of Aden area of ??special patrols.
participate in international patrols with U.S. and EU will strengthen the US-led multinational naval cooperation, but also co-chair of China pave the way for coordinated action.