The second branch convoy commander of the formation: the active exchange of information with foreign military
about to set off the Navy’s” Shenzhen “special operations ship with the ship full of confidence. The reporter summer Hongping She
Reporters: Ni Ningchen Feng Zhang Bing Xi Xiao Jiancheng
morning, the second branch of the Navy convoy commander of the formation what Chi House accepted the CCTV interview, answered on the formation of reporters.
approval of the Central Military Commission, navy fleet will be the second batch of escort April 2, 2009 departure from Zhanjiang. Escort fleet by the “Shenzhen” missile destroyer, “Huangshan” missile frigate and is the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions, “Weishan Lake” comprehensive depot ship, and two ship-borne helicopters and some special operations component, entire fleet of more than 800 people.
send a second convoy formation need
first naval fleet in the Gulf of Aden to escort, executive escort mission off the Somali coast has been more than three months, and for the protection of state property and safety of the people, to maintain the important sea lanes of communication smooth and made important contributions. Although the tasks in this area up to 15 countries, more than 40 ships, but piracy is still rampant, according to our understanding of the situation, the recent piracy in the region continues to expand, the joint action towards, equipment and gradually updated, broader targets , violent tendencies more obvious, the threat is still a great ship at sea, in this case, to ensure the safety of our vessels, the CMC decided to form a second batch of escort fleet went to the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters continue to take over the escort mission.
second branch escort fleet which men have done specific training
for pirate gangs linked to further strengthen the hook and close, maritime interception means more violence , the passage of vessels more bizarre tactics, etc., we focus on drawing up the formation with escort, escort the region, onboard security, helicopters and other programs of action, and there are plans, to focus attention on the specific training. Especially during the mission, the task will enter the hot and windy sea season, the average wind 5-6, the average temperature of 28 degrees, with the Arabian Sea and tropical storm wind intrusion of new Caledonia, will greatly test the psychological and crew physical capacity, vessels and equipment will undergo a more severe test, for which we have carried out targeted high temperature, high waves, high salt and other adaptive training.
task transfer case
formation of the second convoy arrived in the mission support sea, will escort the fleet with the first task of the transfer at sea. According to task scheduling, “Weishan Lake” comprehensive supply ship will stay here for the second batch of escort missions, “Wuhan” and “sea” missile destroyer will be selective to return home. The second branch will last a long time escort, not yet clear, we will be strictly in accordance with international law and UN Security Council resolutions, according to the escort area to determine the actual situation.
naval fleet is intended to cooperate with other countries
present, in the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters to combat piracy and escort tasks perform the United States, Britain , France, Russia, India, Japan and other 15 countries, 40 ships, arrived at our first task of formation waters perform escort escort mission, the cause of national concern and praise, some countries take the initiative to contact us, hope and We carry out intelligence information exchange, meetings and other commanders. To this end, we will be strictly based on the principle of our military’s foreign military cooperation, actively carry out intelligence information with foreign exchange ships, friendly and mutual visits of foreign ships to carry out an active part in humanitarian relief operations.
second branch formation escort duties of
“Shenzhen” ships and “Yellow Mountain” ship to me in the past mainly responsible for the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast to escort ships task. Comprehensive supply ship mainly to regional standby and supplies, etc. I summoned the implementation of accompanying formation. Navy commandos in the first escort mission to play a larger role this time, they will assume the transport of key materials onboard a ship security tasks.
vessels of other countries will be protected by the Chinese warships
necessary, we will follow the directives of superiors, and in accordance with international practice, the ship in distress for his country provide whatever humanitarian aid.