Chinese naval escort fleet helicopter 200 meters away with the pirate standoff
Chinese Navy formation Tang escort photo
2008 年 12 26 morning, the first Chinese naval escort fleet set sail from Sanya, Hainan naval base, went to Aden Bay waters off Somalia escort mission execution.
As of today, just three years, has 10 Fleet escort duties alternately, for our country and through the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters escort ships and personnel, for the World Food Programme (WFP) and other international organizations safety of the ship carrying humanitarian supplies to provide a strong guarantee.
escort day, have a mission and honor, responsibility and commitment to it, there is also a stormy sea calm, the officers and men of the ups and downs of daily life, like a ship moving in waves stirred stemmed … …
Navy “Xuzhou” ship of the original probationary captain Wang Hongmin –
are aware of the tiger undeterred
escort in the memorable things to say and think about quite a bit. But the most memorable, or during my second escort, escort missions went to the Mediterranean Sea experience.
2011 February, Libya’s political turmoil, I personnel stationed in Libya, a serious threat to lives and property.
2 24, by the Central Military Commission, the Navy command “Xuzhou” ship before the ship for the evacuation of trapped my escort.
This is the first time the Chinese Navy to perform such tasks. The face of unfamiliar waters, the situation along the coast of Libya is unknown, supply difficulties … my heart some uneasy together.
be honest, I am afraid so that we smashed our Chinese military brand. But as captain, must have “are aware of the angels fear to tread the line,” the courage and determination!
arrive on time to ensure the warship can escort mission scheduled to perform the waters, I compare the English and nautical charts long, repeated measure, choose the best navigational route; organize repair of equipment, to ensure that all normal operation of equipment; arrangements sailors, helicopters and special operations group repeated Integrated Defense drill to improve the support ability … …
strong sense of honor and responsibility to our unity and cohesion of the group more closely together. After several high-speed sailing, I ship through the waves, through the Suez Canal, arrived in the Mediterranean, and contains more than 2,100 stranded people to join the Greek ferry victory.
3 1, at, when the “Xuzhou” ship equipped with radar flashed on my staff in Libya, “Wei Venizelos” was passenger, the cabin a joy. Already gearing up to ship-borne helicopters quickly off patrol.
through a telescope, “Wei Venizelos’ passenger numbers has become increasingly clear in sight, I saw the withdrawal of our countrymen towards a non-stop in the deck waving. Forced many people waving the flag, cheering.
I ordered the “Xuzhou” crew pull up the “motherland Navy to extend my cordial greetings to you!” “Good fellow bon voyage!” Banner. “Long live the motherland!” At this point, both sides seem to have a tacit understanding of the cheers of a wave after wave … …
fifth convoy formation, “Weishan Lake” heavy machine guns, hand-ship special operations unit Yue –
“drive the wolf” action when
local time March 18, 2010, China “Zhenhua 9 No. “because merchant ship speed is too slow, failed to arrive on the eastern Strait of Bab el-scheduled waters. In order not to affect other ships sailing program, the decision by the formation of “micro-Lake” separate escort ship “Zhenhua 9″ merchant.
3 月 20 日 9 45PM, I was more port side lookout values. Suddenly, the left front of the sea are found in several vessels suspected boat came rapidly. “‘Zhenhua 9′ direction 160 degrees to port suspicious target!” I ship promptly report this command post.
Hing Chiu, and decisive commander ordered, “Weishan Lake” Xiecha to ship “Zhenhua 9″ on the left, to be fully protected.
effort blink of an eye, a Bobo boat from all directions, like a “hungry wolf” prey like a gallop. Different shapes, sizes boats sometimes gather, sometimes scattered, to protect the ship I was pressing harder and harder pressed close.
I intently watched the “wolves” every move, the body tightly close to the heavy machine guns, as if there’s a sense of security I have thick, every muscle in the body filling with strength.
“3 sea” “2 sea”, “1.5 sea miles” … …
“into an anti-piracy deployment!” 10:05, “Weishan Lake” ship in combat the state. With the commander’s order, issued two red flares into the sky. However, a group of suspicious boat ignored warnings come straight to my ship, close to the “Weishan Lake” ship to port one nautical mile.
“knock launch bombs, flares!” Hing Chiu, and decisive commander ordered. Boat is still ignored.
10 时 39 points, while several boats have run ahead of the close to “Weishan Lake” ship port side. Commander ordered the use of heavy machine-gun fire a warning block.
I quickly adjusted the baseline target, target area. “Dada Da …” air gun sound Chehai between a white water 3 meters high wall, blocking the front of the boat. Suddenly, the air like a frozen, like the raging of the boat immediately “brake”, “Wolves” Suddenly messy, flee to escape.
perhaps my strong ship fighting posture, perhaps to give a great appearance of heavy weapons of deterrence, the boat drifting a little while, boring to turn around and fled.
“Weishan Lake” ship to re-adjust the course, Guardian “Zhenhua 9″ move on, and in the morning local time on March 21, to be escorted to a safe area.
Navy “Zhoushan” ship, Liu Feng, deputy electrical length –
you call the user has turned off
people say: father as a mountain. Small to large, for my father always put up a day.
2010 September, when informed that he would be with the “Zhoushan” ship went to the Gulf of Aden the second escort mission, his father said to me earnestly: “Son, you are a soldier, military how can a mission back when? I and your mother are also tough physically, to escort you rest assured, we are responsible for the family to take care of! “
2010 年 11 2 March, the whistle blew, warships set sail.
sea Time flies, four-month escort mission is drawing to an end. Long time no hear the voice of his father, and I quickly dialed his father’s cell phone, the phone but the cold came, “You call the user has been shut down … …”
“Mom, how old Dad’s phone get through? “played off several times, I telephoned his mother.
“your dad’s phone is broken, you have what I told him wait for you to buy him a new, this time do not need to call it!” The mother said by telephone.
4 月 28 日 fleet docked in Singapore, in order to make up for his father’s debt to, I deliberately bought a watch for him.
“Mom, you are the phone to Dad, I bought him a watch, I say to him a few words.” Excitement over, I called the mother calls. “He went to the site gives the cook, and find people, so you come back to give him a surprise for you.” Another mother “blow” my enthusiasm.
5 9, at the completion of 38 approved 578 to escort merchant ships safely through the Gulf of Aden, the rescue force, “Tai-mouth ’round, take care attacks by pirates,” Music from the “wheels, and the task, we won a return to the motherland!
I quickly dialed her mother’s phone, be sure to let my father told me a few words, but the mother or the “old saying” a lot, I called the wife’s phone, she always flashes their words. Drums on dock not stop my heart a sense of foreboding has become more intense.
constantly questioning, the phone finally came the voice of his wife crying: Daddy on March 29 when sudden illness is gone, he told us before leaving again, so you must come back to tell you … …
North Sea Fleet Air Force, former deputy head of the regiment Liu Jinkun –
me face to face with pirates
at or near the pirate boats less than 200 meters, fully exposed to the pirate attack helicopter within range! … …
This is my first confrontation with the pirates, but also my third escort mission in the implementation of a successful rescue ships, and foreign merchant vessels, the most memorable one.
2009 年 8 月 6 at 1600 hours, the ship suddenly alarm bells, our merchant ship “Zhenhua -25″ in the western waters of the Gulf of Aden suffered a suspected pirate ship chasing. This is our first event after entering the Gulf of Aden police.
fleet command post ordered us to take off immediately, before the emergency.
1 hour 28 minutes later, the helicopter over the target feeder, I found “Zhenhua -25″ starboard 3-4 sea miles at a 7-8 boats, is surrounded by its high-speed mobile.
“popping, popping …” series of special operations aircraft fired warning flares. Suspicious boat no response, still continue to maneuver, and await the siege, “Zhenhua -25.”
At this point, I seem to see on each boat are about 8,9 people, boats are double-hang, very fast. May be that they relied on many people, not to me alone escort helicopter looked down, still its own way.
I immediately delegated margin rod, lower altitude, increase deterrence. 800 meters, 400 meters, 200 meters … pirates in sight, the helicopter is fully within range of weapons at the pirates. SCS members have already opened the insurance tied, hand pulled the trigger, aiming pirates. Block through the window, we clearly see the pirates aimed at rocket launchers and rifles us to contemplate, life and death moment.
helicopter hovering a moment, I did not hesitate to reduce the height, almost close to the ocean from pirates passing overhead, billowing sea of ??water vapor from the strong, powerful helicopter lift to the valley pirate boats swaying in the waves . Meanwhile, the commandos launched a continuous air blast bomb also Baoxiang, create a strong deterrent momentum.
confrontation a few minutes later, a suspicious boat can no longer withstand the pressure, turn to flee. Then, also followed by other boats turn around. To prevent the pirates once again turn back, the helicopter continued to hover near the merchant until the pirates disappeared without a trace. OK “Zhenhua -25″ safe and sound, we turn to return safely.
first victory in battle with the pirates, let’s morale.
Navy “Wenzhou” ship deputy electrical length Linwen You –
that divers that I
April 14, 2011, I ship the end of the supply port in 阿曼塞拉莱 rest, return to escort journey. Ships just sail, electrical control room, set the alarm suddenly sounded hurried voice: “Left-axis machine No. 2 high temperature alarm!”
I quickly checked into the cabin, I heard the voice of a foreign body hit the bilge. After careful observation and analysis, the initial judge was entangled in a common sea fishing nets and other debris.
fleet heads and worked out two options: First, by using a long hook out of nets; second, sent the diving operation.
ships sail safe waters, stop wandering, we take the boat to work. Gulf of Aden water is very clear, visibility good, wrapped around the propeller is clearly visible on the net. At this point, merchant and we are still waiting to join the assembly points, time is pressing. Heads immediately determined: to send divers into the water!
diver course, this is me. Ready, I strolled a Mengzi bar down.
strange thing is, no matter how hard swim, have been unable to close near the propeller, there is always a force to pull me up. And hard thump a few times, I suddenly come to understand the Indian Ocean salinity is high, large buoyancy, and my weight was only 120 pounds, is the sea “floating debris.”
I adjust the position, took a deep breath, blow to a few scraps webbed, and finally dive to the left next to the propeller. A closer look: Goodfellas, wrapped around the net plenty of money, net rope as thick enough to have Arm, no wonder the hook does not move!
I observe in the situation when suddenly an undercurrent behind me pushed a fiercely, and I get the big advantage of a shaft. Suddenly, a surge of blood comes out from the palm. Well, being bottom of the Oyster scratch it!
watching the blood slowly leaking, my back cold sweat: will not lead to a shark? But time is running out, has no room to think, I immediately took up diving knife cutting hard. As the network is too thick rope, and nets Chande and dead thick, cut one to cut dozens, the only one level, “a careful look.”
cut something in the water struggling more than usual, water resistance is too large, costs a great effort to cut off a small cut. And every moment I have to cut back to see if there’s a shark attack.
half an hour so unwittingly passed. Fortunately, the shark did not come. After cleaning up the left side of the propeller, I dive on the right side of the propeller were examined to determine no problem surfaced after.
“Weishan Lake” ship captain character turbine area wide sea –
Aden tofu, wide sea Manufacturing
I first participated in the Gulf of Aden to escort the crew, from departure to return more than 120 days did not rely on once pier.
the last half of the voyage, the ship has a limited type of food, “stretched” the. Make bricks without straw, although Chuishi Ban find ways, but the officers and men of the “delicious food” or can not meet.
tofu! At sea should not be able to eat tofu it? Hands right away with the idea of ??children, I am full of confidence to be for everyone to be a “brine point tofu.” With childhood memories, I took out their nets, cut into pieces of gauze; remove the waste of the bed board, scrub clean, sawn planks, mosaic, polished to make tofu with templates, frames, etc., two three days of effort down a simple tool for making tofu was born in my hands.
“everything is ready, only a strong wind”, the hardware used to make tofu are almost ready, but this last finishing touch – brine! Are you going to do? No brine on the point of no tofu, in this vast Gulf of Aden looked around the water all around surrounded by bitter, is it necessary that approved of it?
a sudden, a word flashed in my mind, “salty”! Brine and sea water is salty. I harbored doubt that the laboratory technician to find the ship he asked, finally got a positive response: brine and sea water contains magnesium chloride is a common, if after appropriate dilution, water and brine can achieve the same effect.
finally, chopsticks stand motionless at the point of bean curd, the “success!” I am excited to come out. For security purposes, laboratory technicians were on the point of bean curd test, he told me all good indicators.
Since then, the ship on more of a “tofu” chef. Heads in the formation of encouragement, I gradually mature “tofu process” to pass the formation of other ships, from “The water point tofu” became the escort officers on the table a delicious dish.
“Aden tofu, wide sea made!” Not wishing it to go abroad, I actually became a chef miles back. (In addition to the text edition signed by Mo bright outside, Tang Feng, Yang Zibo, Fang Lihua, Wang Yi, Fang Ting, who line cheap, Deng Ran sub-order) (Sakura edition comic drawn by the Sun)