China has a merchant convoy ships were attacked by pirates rush to the rescue (Figure)
Data Figure: China’s Navy,” Xuzhou “missile frigate
special correspondent Zhongkui Run the reporter Yin Hang
11 20, is the implementation of Article 267 of the Navy’s first escort mission six Seventh Fleet escort smooth sailing on the Gulf of Aden, “Xuzhou” ship is individually escorted out of danger after 19 attack on the “Music from the” round to 阿曼塞拉莱 port traffic. However, the crisis was the calm in unannounced.
local time 11:40, escort fleet received a message: special transport ship of Chinese nationality, “Tai-mouth ’round at latitude 20 ° 30′, longitude 60 ° 51 ‘attacked by a pirate ship, 4 pirates have boarded, merchant seamen is unknown!
in critical condition, anti-hijacking escort fleet immediately start emergency plans. As a result of eastbound convoy of five ships from the task of the incident area 655 nautical miles, while the escort, “Music from the” round “Xuzhou” ship is relatively close, about 355 nautical miles. Formation immediately make a decision: the “Music from the” round to escort the convoy to transport special operations with onboard security, life, “Xuzhou” ship at full speed rushed to the incident area, while the command “Kunlun Mountains” ship, “Zhoushan” ship also at full speed before the rescue.
11 时 44 points, formation and “Tai-mouth” contact wheel-owned company, confirmed a total of 21 Chinese crew members on board. According to the owner’s report, they have been calling with the pirates, because pirates always refused with “Tai-mouth” member ship calls, the initial judge of any pirate crew has not taken hostage.
in three warships to the incident area to advance, while high-speed, fleet command post for the possible deployment of a study carried out in time, the command Ge Jian make all the preparations for rescue.
22:35 that night, at break of nearly 11 hours audio, fleet and crew made contact. Crew reported that, after everyone had boarded the pirate ship in accordance with contingency plans to deploy anti-piracy timely access to safe compartment, officers no danger. However, due to prolonged hypoxia remain safe in the hot cabin, part of the crew appear impatience. Formation to encourage the crew to continue to insist that the rescue ships wait.
21 日 凌晨 2 时 57 minutes continuous 15-hour high-speed navigation, “Xuzhou” ship line to pitch, “Tai-mouth ’round 20 nautical miles, took off before the ship-borne helicopters.
4 时 08 minutes, “Xuzhou” ship arrived at “Tai-mouth ’round in the vicinity, using the optical-infrared laser night vision and other means of detection of Merchant Shipping and search the surrounding waters.
8 时 29 points, series refers to the command, “Xuzhou” ship started rescue operation! Undertake the task of sealed cover screaming helicopter carrier, two boats carrying eight special operations to the “Tai-mouth” drove high speed round. Commandos boarded the merchant from the stern, followed by cross-cover forward, fast control of the business cabin area and the cab.
9 时 26 points, special operations refers to the series, deck and cabin safety, good communication with the crew, cabin safety is to search forward.
9 1840 hours commandos arrived in safety compartment. Five minutes later, the reporter returned from the scene on the screen to see the real-time, first out of the cabin crew! Exciting news soon came: 21 crew members were rescued!
Subsequently, the medical personnel on board merchant ships, as two of the crew by shrapnel scratches were bleeding, debridement and dressing treatment. Investigation and evidence collection officers found bullet holes in the merchant, shrapnel, bullet casings and the pirates left the clothes, axes and other items. As the “Tai-mouth” communications equipment on wheels, security alarm system was destroyed. “Xuzhou” ship to send equipment maintenance personnel, active force of merchant systems, and various types of marine auxiliary machinery, communications equipment for the overhaul.
when the merchant fleet officers and soldiers evacuated when the surviving crew lined up on deck spontaneously, to pay tribute to the Navy’s escort fleet, the crew started the bright side of the flag, and “Xuzhou” ship flying high eighty-one flag each other.
(newspaper Arabian Sea November 22, Xinhua)
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