Fifth of China’s naval escort fleet will arrive in mid-March the Gulf of Aden
Fifth Fleet escort helicopter during downhill training in special operations (February 27, photo). Sanya, Hainan, Xinhua
March 4 (reporter Liu Chunhui) Chinese Navy Fifth Fleet escort 4 from a military port in Sanya, Hainan terminal untwisting set sail, the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters take over the implementation of the fourth installment of convoy escort formation task.
fifth convoy formation by the South China Sea Fleet, “Guangzhou” missile destroyers, “Weishan Lake” comprehensive depot ship, two ship-borne helicopters and dozens of special operations, and advance to the Daya Ding Bay waters off Somalia to escort mission execution, “lake” formed missile frigate, the fleet of more than 800 people.
4 am, in the majestic “People’s Liberation Army Song” sound, Xu Jianzhong, deputy political commissar of the navy with the order, the fifth convoy commander of the formation, the South China Sea Fleet, and Deputy Chief of Staff Zhang pomelo formation of political commissar, deputy director of the Political Department of the South China Sea Fleet, led by Chen Yan formation two escort ships slowly left the naval port, to the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters moving. Dressed in a white naval uniform escort ships deck officers and men in their district lined up to the motherland and the people Zhuang Yanjing Li, waved goodbye.
Xu Jianzhong, the farewell ceremony, stressed that all officers and soldiers to escort mission in mind, trust and always maintain a strong sense of responsibility to hand over the party and the people qualified respondents; to elaborate command, the implementation of science, based on the most complex and most difficult circumstances to improve targeted preparation, scientific use of escort troops and flexible way to select the escort, and properly dispose of emergency situations, ensuring the protection of ships and their own security; to be brave and daring to win the completion of the escort mission for a full beat and temper, dedicated mission to improve new skills.
naval fleet will be the fifth convoy arrived in Banda Aceh Ding Wandong mid-March, the Ministry of Sea, where the implementation of escort missions to succeed is the fourth convoy formation, but also toward China’s naval escort operations order to succeed, normalization operation taken a new step.
since December 26, 2008 since the Navy has sent four batches of 11 ships went to the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions, has successfully completed 172 so far approved 1,643 foreign ships of escort missions, rescue was pirate attacks in 23 foreign ships, to safeguard national interests and has made an outstanding contribution to world peace, widely praised by the international community.
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