Navy escort experts say the success rate of 100% more violent piracy
in the middle of the Gulf of Aden waters, the Chinese Navy Fifth Fleet escort carrier fleet sailing in the waters of the helicopter patrol. Xinhua News Agency reporters Liu Chun and Hui She
Xinhua Beijing January 6 (Reporter Lin Hongmei) Chinese Navy to go to the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort two years, a total of more than 3,000 Chinese and foreign ships and escort ships to protect the implementation of the work, escort a success rate of 100%. This is China’s first overseas use of military force to safeguard national strategic interests.
2009 年 1 6, the first Chinese naval fleet arrived in the Gulf of Aden to escort Somali waters, the official start of navigation through the waters of the Chinese ocean-going ships to escort. Deputy Minister of Transport Xu Zuyuan here at the 6th anniversary celebration escort introduction, the Navy sent a total of seven batches before and after formation, 14 ships across the oceans, successfully completed the 281 batches of more than 3,000 ships and foreign ships sailing protection , escort 100% success rate.
China Shipowners Association, COSCO President Wei in Beijing, China’s and through the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters the ship more than 1,200 ships a year. Navy Gulf of Aden, is the first real naval sea mission. Sailors Zhangao Wen sun, in the supply of life under difficult conditions, adhere to escort merchant ships, ship owners in Taiwan many times to accept the Navy’s escort. People’s Navy in the Asia Dingwan Liang Jian, reflecting the increasingly powerful motherland.
Xu Zuyuan said that the Chinese navy to effectively protect the important shipping channel of China’s international trade, security, maintenance of the national strategic interests and fulfill its international obligations, shows teachers peace People’s Navy, civilized, mighty of style.
Xu Zuyuan that, in the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters, pirates are not dormant, contrary showing activity areas continue to expand, to increase joint operations, equipment is more sophisticated, targeted tends to extensive looting more violence and other new characteristics, keep the international anti-piracy efforts to compete, the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast still face a serious threat to the safety of navigation.
Xu Zuyuan requires that the traffic units to continue to strengthen coordination with the Navy, fully cooperate with the first-line escort work; lessons learned, ways to continuously improve the capacity of shipping companies to prevent piracy and level. The key is still shipping companies against their own pirate, ship shipping companies to continuously improve the system to prevent piracy and work plan to further improve the anti-anti-mechanism, increasing the necessary facilities and equipment; complete linkage military emergency response mechanism, the shipping company to ship owners associations through the specific organization led to study how to prevent piracy of domestic and international resources.
anniversary celebration of the convoy by the China Shipowners’ Association held the lead.
related topics: Chinese naval escort to Somalia waters