China’s naval escort fleet expelled suspected pirate mother ship and several groups of boats
December 11, in the implementation of the first batch of 13 274 merchant ships during the escort mission, the Chinese Navy Seventh Fleet escort “Zhoushan” ship and “Xuzhou” ship to escort the successful Relay expelled batches suspicious boat, to ensure is protecting the safety of the ship. Xinhua News Agency reporters Fan Jun and Wei She
newspaper Gulf of Aden on December 12 Xinhua reporter Li Jianwen, special correspondent Mo bright reported: Yesterday, the Navy Seventh Fleet escort in the implementation of grant 13 274 escort missions merchant “Zhoushan” ship and “Xuzhou” ship to escort the successful Relay expelled batches of suspected pirate boat, to ensure the safety of the ship is protecting.
near the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters affected by high pressure, the smaller storms, piracy on the rise. 11 am, the seventh installment of the Navy Fleet escort “Zhoushan” ship was escorting 13 merchant ships sailing on the sea, ships, oil tankers and cargo ships which slow speed, low side of the ship, pirates can easily become targets.
“starboard discovered two suspected pirate mother ship, the rear towing three boats!” Local 10, the “Zhoushan” ship spotted two suspicious convoy near the boat forward, while the radar shows the sea near the sea there are several groups of unknown targets. Fleet command post immediately instructed to complete in the nearby waters just offshore supply “Xuzhou” ship high-speed escort to the fleet close to succeeding, “Zhoushan” ship before the boat out to check on suspicious deter resistance.
“two-three, right full rudder.” “Zhoushan” ship turned around and route, interspersed between the suspected pirate mother ship and the merchant, arrived in the past by the observation that two boats carrying 14 and 18 respectively. person, cabin and storing a large number of oil drums and several iron grapple, no fishing gear, including a rear towing a boat, towing the other one has two boats in addition, the deck is also equipped with a small boat.
“Zhoushan” ship remained at around 100 meters from the suspected pirate mother ship sailing close to verify the implementation, with the ship commandos into the shooting front position, ready for battle. Ten minutes later, two suspected pirate mother ship stopped near to the merchant, turned away from the bow. “Zhoushan” ship to continue to monitor its implementation. Escort array into place, “Xuzhou” ship to sail merchant ships escorted by 13.
16:15 local time, to succeed, “Zhoushan” ship to escort the “Xuzhou” ship again encountered several groups of suspected pirate boat, and fired flares interspersed with high-speed fleet trying to successfully expelled the five batches of 10 boats to protect the safety of merchant ships before the line.
HD Photo: Chinese Navy 7th Fleet escort expelled several batches of suspect vessels
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