Foreign merchant trust China to accept the protection offered to escort the fleet
the first Chinese naval fleet escort,” Wuhan “as a merchant ship in the convoy. Special correspondent Tang photo
newspaper correspondent special correspondent Cao Jinping Qian Xiaohu Tang
Year December 26, 2008, a Chinese naval history forever to load the day –
this day, the first Chinese naval warships escort whistle modern fleet set sail three, went to the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters, began a remarkable convoy operations. For two years, a total of seven consecutive Fleet escort more than 6,000 officers and men, with rock-solid determination, continuous operations and unmitigated dedication to hard work in the blue channel on the show a good image of a responsible power in China.
escort two years, face a final exam –
temper the interpretation of actual combat missions to play
Although there is no earth-shattering gunfire, there is soul-stirring battle. Escort as good as a special operations war.
“suspicious pirate ship!” “A combat deployment!” “Helicopter deployment!” “Fire Bomb Earthquake!” “Fired warning shots!” … …
This is the escort ships of the speakers, intercom, often heard the battle horn. Two years, the convoy soldiers remain on high alert, always facing real combat test.
Central Military Commission, Navy Commander Wu Shengli, commented: “ocean-going naval escort was to test the ability to perform missions and tasks of combat actions, convoy operations in the grindstone on this, the Navy carry out diversified military tasks sharpen the ability to withstand the real deal. “
local time at 11:00 on November 20, 2010, a burst of gunfire broke the tranquility of the Gulf of Aden.
Chinese national carriers, “Tai-mouth ’round attacked by pirates, four pirates on board. 21 crew members sent out distress signals, withdraw all the “safe spaces” and wait for rescue.
11 30 pm, fleet command post orders: from the “Tai-mouth ’round the recent” Xuzhou “ship out before an emergency, do rescue force to prepare.
21 日 凌晨 2 时 57 minutes, “Xuzhou” ship line to pitch, “Tai-mouth ’round 20 nautical miles. Subsequently, the ship-borne helicopters flew “Tai-mouth ’round the top of reconnaissance, which may be hiding in the hearts and minds of the pirates on board the propaganda, to get in touch with the trapped crew, and psychological counseling and comfort.
8 时 29 points, series refers to the order, “Xuzhou” ship to start rescue operations. Undertake the task of helicopter sealed cover screaming, two boats carrying eight special operations to the “Tai-mouth” drove high speed round.
special operations soldiers divided into two groups, from stern to climb on the merchant. 2 team members were staying in the main deck and the ground, sealed deck pirates might escape exit. Search team composed of the remaining six formations, from top to bottom, from the middle to both sides of the order of the cab and the cabin crew to live seven decks careful investigation.
door, side flash, sealed … … special operations tactical action at one go, in perfect unison.
9 时 53 points, after a combat search, special operations to determine the board, “Tai-mouth” has been all round the pirates fled. Exciting news soon came: 21 crew members were rescued!
This is my first time to send troops on board naval escort fleet disposal of dangerous situations. U.S. Navy Bureau of International Cooperation, said Colonel Toennies, hide in the safety of the crew compartment, the information can not be informed of the case of piracy, the Chinese navy commandos approach is very professional.
arrived in the Gulf of Aden from the first day, the Chinese navy fleet in accordance with the escort requirements of actual combat, to defend every action as a well-organized special battle, carefully dispose of a variety of emergency situations. For two years, the Navy one branch formation, one ships, groups of officers and men, to escort the special examination room in a real battle on the acceptance test, get a full range of exercise, were to produce a qualified answer, creating a People’s Navy, a number of new records to ensure that the ship was retaining 100% secure.
escort two years to establish a mechanism –
normalization running show infinite vitality
time dating back two years ago, when the convoy formation is not batch. Since April 2, 2009, after the second batch of fleet set sail, had to Daya Ding Bay ships has become a “first naval escort fleet.” Address change, marking the Chinese navy to escort into the orderly replacement operation, normalization is running a new stage.
escort from the formation of the fifth start, a growing number of officers and soldiers second to the Gulf of Aden. They face, the no newcomer to the time of tension and anxiety, but a little more calm and relaxed. The shift reflects the normalization of running escort brought a series of new changes.
– organize and direct the coordination mechanism and gradually improved. Command grouping to optimize, escort model escort from the initial grouping of temporary cyclical adjustment planned grouping escort, escort escort way with regional escort, onboard security, based on the expansion of the Relay convoy, on-call with flight, the PAA transport special operations and other means … …
– way closer to the ideological and political work. “Dynamic grasping build” new mechanism “shore-ship one,” the new platform, “Blue Culture” new forms of “practical education” and gradually establish and improve a new carrier, named “escort vanguard”, the opening escort network channels and the “convoy of Voice “radio, holding the deck sports, ocean art show, organized” overseas teaser “video connections, active and effective ideological and political work Xuanliang escort” Lifeline “… …
– ocean logistics model increasingly mature. Adapt to long-distance high-intensity mission needs, adhere to self-protection, and gradually go away at sea with security, supply and other foreign port by sea to protect a combination of new roads, warships from the sea with the first totally dependent on protection, development supply current on a regular basis by the rest in Hong Kong … …
– offshore equipment Dynamic protection of times a new path. Protection in accordance with precise, scientific security, innovation and protection of ideas, the establishment of an integrated power system protection, ship electronics, navigation and communications systems security equipment development side to open the emergency 24-hour “Global Connections”, to explore the formation of a formation with self-protection, remote maintenance technical support and emergency support before a combination of new ways … …
as escort compatible with the normalization of a variety of new mechanisms have been established and well run, each batch of escort missions formation more time to longer, increasingly efficient escort.
first convoy formation lasted 124 days, the second batch of escort formation lasted 142 days, the third convoy formation lasted 158 days, the fourth installment of convoy formation lasted 176 days, took fifth convoy formation 192 day, sixth, Seventh Fleet escort through the waves on the ocean is far from the sea, creating a new record. Each batch of escort vessels from the initial number of four, into today’s average of 15 or more, the total number of escort vessels from the fleet of 212 first development of the sixth fleet of 615 vessels.
groups of figures which revealed an encouraging message: normalized operating mechanisms, so that China’s naval escort operations increasingly vibrant and dynamic.
escort two years, practice a kind of responsibility –
international arena to carry out friendly cooperation
2009 年 11 23, the International Maritime Organization 26th General Assembly opened in London. Opening ceremony, the Secretary General to grant in the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform convoy escort mission of the Chinese navy fleet “special maritime and Human Service Award.”
award, from the Chinese navy to escort the officers and men to fulfill its international humanitarian obligations seriously, and actively apply for the foreign merchant ships to provide convoy security, in the treacherous Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters, foreign ships paved a safe road.
2010 late February, pirates hijacked a Greek merchant ship “Apollo” was released. Ship under the Greek shipping magnate Frank Goss, daughter of the company in charge of the Navier Oslo. Should request the Greek side, the Chinese Navy sent a fleet to escort the fourth installment of the “Wenzhou” take care of the ship successfully.
5 months after the fifth visit to the Greek port of Piraeus escort fleet. Is 85 old Frank Goss, and her daughter, accompanied by company executives, had come to “Guangzhou” ship gratitude. He said emotionally, “Apollo” was released, we first think of the Chinese Navy, because the Chinese navy fast, efficient, professional, is an important force in safeguarding world peace.
out of the trust of the Chinese navy, more and more foreign ships to adjust schedules, offered to escort me to join the fleet under the protection of formation: the Greek “CGCG North,” Panama “Neptune” Merchant would rather wait a couple of days and let the Chinese warships escort; “Maersk Atlantic” has 12 merchant fleet joined by my escort fleet; many foreign merchant or even from the “Recommended International Code of passage corridor” passing to apply to join the Chinese navy with escort team, seek to protect … …
Chinese navy convoy operations opened the world looking at China, the Chinese military a new window. Two years, I focus on common naval escort fleet maintenance to perform the safety of maritime transport routes of international obligations, to jointly promote the harmonious sea, to strengthen exchanges with the multinational naval escort and practical cooperation with the United States has led the 151 task forces, especially the European Union 465 task forces, special Task Force 508 NATO to establish information sharing mechanisms and systems to meet commanders, Russia, South Korea and other countries to conduct joint convoy escort formations, joint exercises, and emergency relief co-attacked merchant ships. Formation starting from the second batch of escort, and gradually established a naval convoy with escort ships and friendly task organization visit the new mechanism, escort fleet of track over Papua, Africa, Europe and across three continents, the success of India, Pakistan, UAE, Singapore 14 countries for a friendly visit.
escort two years, the dedication of a cavity sincere –
era of a new generation of sailors and write a song of victory
March 28, 2009, the first convoy set formation arrangements Shi Zu-five special operations aircraft in the absence of ships with the case, independent of the onboard security, “the long voyage that” oil tanker to the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
under their escort, April 8, “the long voyage that” round the safe arrival of the port of Mombasa. As the port handling capacity is not enough time into the port of discharge, special operations and assume the port security duty. Until 14, “the long voyage that” round before unloading dock. That night, they notified: Unable to return home with the first convoy formation, after the return to “Weishan Lake” ship, continue to the second batch of escort missions.
“as long as needed by the motherland, no matter how long convoy, we have no regrets.” Formation that complete command, Shi Zu-five special operations scheduled to tears, for the motherland and long standing. At that moment, they are more aware of the special operations responsibilities and value!
as “special war five Warriors” This sacrifice, continuous fighting, men willing to sacrifice in the convoy formation are numerous. “Weishan Lake” ship operator Sergeant Major mechanical and electrical departments three wide sea, because of their work, has twice rushed to the Gulf of Aden, implementation of the first, second, fifth, sixth escort mission. In March 2009, he performed the first escort mission, the unfortunate death of his brother. March 2010, with the ship once again perform his fifth, six escort missions. During the tragic death of his father, heard the news, character Guanghai kneeling on the deck, toward the home direction, to ring his father knock three head … …
According to statistics, in order to perform the escort mission, there are more than 40 soldiers lost their loved ones can not go home themselves to have more than 110 officers and men can not keep a child born in his wife and children around … …
Fengtao thousands of miles of the Gulf of Aden, the testimony of the officers and men filled with the Chinese navy escort sincerity. Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the navy said with emotion: “Naval officers and men always fail in their mission to escort the history of play, bravely assumed the righteous cause of open-mindedness, danger of hard struggle, a model the core values ??of contemporary revolution in military practice, to write the song meritorious deeds, dark blue age triumph. “