Philippine leader said the Chinese navy to escort reflect major power (Figure)
2008 年 12 月 26 at noon, the first naval escort fleet set off ceremony was held. Newspaper reporter newspaper reporter Qian Xiaohu She
special correspondent Xu Qian Xiaohu Feng
2008 年 12 26, the first consisting of three modern warships escort formation from Yalong Bay naval base on Hainan Island starting, advancing the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters, ocean escort opened the prelude to the Chinese navy. As at 6:00 on December 25th, 2009, the Chinese navy has sent four batches have to escort ships, 149 batches of 1329 merchant ships to escort and provide cover for the implementation of rescue operations by pirates chasing the ship 15 times, eight of them to save our ship foreign ship 13, in maintaining peace and security in the Gulf of Aden waters, an important force, won wide acclaim at home and abroad. Chinese naval escort mission in the implementation of the first anniversary, our special launch special edition and readers to revisit the new Chinese navy to dark blue track. – Editor
2009 In January, Chinese naval fleet arrived to escort the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast. At this time, from the strength of China’s ocean waters last appeared in the patch, already passed 600 years. It was the Ming Dynasty, Zheng He’s seven voyages, his large fleet along the country to spread the Chinese civilization, expressed the desire for peace.
600 years of the passage of time, for the everlasting sea, the moment but the fingertips. But people have come to believe, and then Zheng’s legends, like the Chinese Navy’s Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort action will be history in mind.
advance ocean ocean
through the “dark blue test”
stepped in, the Chinese navy ships to sail Miles outside the unfamiliar waters. There, an average depth of about 4,000 meters, presents attractive dark blue.
sea water the color of the activity, the international naval usually divided into yellow water navy, green water navy and blue-water navy. Involved in the darker waters of the sea, on behalf of a navy stronger. Advancing ocean ocean, doing “Deep Blue” navy, the Chinese Navy’s efforts over the years fighting for the direction, is the current response to a variety of security threats and accomplish diverse military tasks of the contemporary issues.
Chinese navy from afar, whether through this “dark blue test”?
calm of the Gulf of Aden to the Chinese naval officers and men left a good first impression of quiet, but the Chinese navy has not been fooled by the illusion of the surface. From the moment of departure, they in perpetuity, standing on the edge of the abyss very cautious action every step of the escort.
2009 年 1 6, Sea fleet had just arrived in the mission, began the implementation of the first escort mission. “Hebei flying” number, “Jin River,” was all the way to merchant ships, four columns arranged in turn, the “Wuhan” ships and “sea” ships, one after the escort, cut open ocean escort of the first track. The next day at noon, the convoy encountered since the formation of the first danger: two of the suspected pirate mother ship towing a boat, from the formation by the starboard chain of office of 3. The rapid formation of warning whistle, saw life as suspicious ship, only moving away from convoy formation.
first time dealing with suspicious ships, near misses. But officers are well aware that this is just a beginning. The evening of January 14, just completed the second escort mission, “Wuhan” decisive attack ship, two successful attempts to push back the darkness as a cover for hijacking suspect merchant vessels. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet summoned emergency rescue merchant ships in distress, clean and neat.
1 29 morning, is to escort the “Wuhan” received a Greek merchant ship “ELENIG” number of the emergency call. Decisive commander ordered the helicopter took off. 17 minutes later, I flew the helicopter over the merchant, the captain pressed the firing button Sun Ziwu decisive, three flares then collide, seven small boats fleeing. Without firing a shot! I rescued the first successful formation of foreign merchant ships in distress.
escort in the crisis-ridden process, in the race against time to rescue operations, with the cunning and elusive pirate, ghost-like to match wits with the suspicious boat contest at the same time, escort officers and men gradually worked out a pirate activity is characterized by the law, to revise and improve a single column, single-cross team, double-column formation as well as with other escort escort, escort groups, Relay convoy, on-call with aircraft, patrol, convoy escort, and the onboard security and other means to protect the vessel was built from unbreakable security barrier to the motherland and the people to produce a satisfactory answer.
“Gulf of Aden to escort, is the first time to use military force overseas to maintain the national strategic interests, for the first time tissue maritime combat forces overseas to fulfill its international humanitarian obligations, for the first time in the sea to protect the important shipping lanes safe. “Central Military Commission, said Navy Commander Wu Shengli.
year, the courage to explore the Chinese Navy, bold innovation, the ability to continuously improve offshore operations, the Navy’s history to create multiple “first”:
first organizational ships, ship carrier aircraft and special forces missions across the ocean combined arms, effectively safeguarding the national strategic interests, full of the Navy’s determination to accomplish diverse military tasks and capabilities;
first full time is not far from the sea by the Hong Kong mission, refresh the People’s Navy ships sailing straight time and mileage navigation, ship-borne helicopter sorties and flight time records, physical inspection of the results of naval forces to prepare for military struggle, the task force fully beat exercise military and political quality;
first sustained high intensity in the unfamiliar waters away from shore-based organizations, logistics, equipment support, comprehensive support has accumulated much experience in the sea … …
All these “firsts”, embodies the people Navy 60 years of development results, to show the world the modernization of the People’s Navy style. All these “first”, and just as placed in front of a Chinese Navy Road “blue exam”, leading the advance of China’s navy blue of the sonorous walking.
building a harmonious maritime
to build a “sea of ??cooperation”
small Gulf of Aden, gathered more than 20 countries, more than 40 warships. How to carry out exchanges and cooperation in the world’s navies, to be placed in front of the Chinese navy fleet escort the pressing issues.
history may always have some kind of understanding. The second batch of Chinese naval ships to escort just took the baton, to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the People’s Navy. April 23, President Hu Jintao met in Qingdao, China to attend the commemoration of the multinational naval delegation, said: “promote the building of a harmonious ocean, is to build lasting peace, common prosperity and harmonious world, an important part of the world the people’s good wishes and a common pursuit to enhance the exchanges between the navies, international maritime security cooperation, building a harmonious maritime significance. “
distant Gulf of Aden, a response to the national leaders of the Chinese Navy Initiative of the best locations; and Gulf of Aden to escort, has become China’s Navy implementation of the “harmonious sea” concept of concrete action.
face greetings and invitation to the Chinese Navy active and pragmatic, the principle of independence, with other countries to conduct exchanges and cooperation in the Navy.
order to facilitate contacts with foreign escort ships, the Chinese naval fleet escort built specifically on the Internet e-mail, naval and merchant ships with countries to establish a hotline link. And meet the foreign warships exchanged greetings, and timely information pirates information, escort and patrol operations, aircraft flight and other relevant circumstances, become essential daily work formation.
deepening exchanges. In March 2009, approved by the superior, I escort fleet command ship with the U.S. Navy 151 and the EU naval task force has 465 task force has conducted a commander command ship visits between the boarding and mutual naval visits, exchange escort experience. This is the first time in the Navy overseas Chinese and foreign armed forces on duty in exchange for boarding.
9 on 10, along with China and Russia to take sub-command of naval vessels, sea-air, etc., on the 25 sheathing joint patrol ship, and carried out according to the task organization and command, communication and many other elements of the exchange and cooperation. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet and foreign naval escort for joint convoy. September 18, China and Russia are still the western Gulf of Aden, the first organization, code-named “Peace Shield-2009″ joint military exercises.
10 31, “Zhoushan” Three patrol ships in the area through the middle when I received a distress signal, in close coordination with ROK military helicopters, federated search, quickly locking and monitoring of suspicious targets, Distress merchant security detachment. Escort ships and support each other ROK cooperation, and sometimes in the Gulf of Aden for the elephants.
open and cooperative, friendly and civilized Chinese navy, marine effort to build a harmonious, open, confident attitude to go abroad, to the world, won the respect of foreign navy counterparts. U.S. assistant secretary of defense Xie Weisen comments in Congress, said: “The Chinese armed forces in Somalia as a great influence, they are very professional soldiers, with great technology, and other countries including the U.S. Navy, including close cooperation. “
data show that in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters have more than 50% of piracy attacks to succeed, and the first quarter of 2009, only 10% of pirate attacks to succeed. Facts have proved that the Chinese navy and navies of the joint efforts of the Gulf of Aden has been a daunting by the “terror of the sea”, became the world’s navies, “cooperation”, the goal is harmony and the progressive realization of the marine.
show big country style
to build the “China card”
2009 年 Lantern Festival. Implementation “Tianyu 8″ then the task of protecting “sea” ship, with ropes and fire hoses had a special replenishment –
winds and waves of the Indian Ocean, the soldiers through cable to the crew transport to the boxes of dumplings, canned food, milk, beer, and eat their own are reluctant to come up with the fruit. Fire hoses are used to transport oil and precious fresh water. Abnormal entire supply process difficult, from the scorching sun until the sun sets, supplies lasted more than five hours.
a few ropes and fire hoses composed of two recharge channel, like an umbilical cord, and sent to more than just a necessity of life, is a deeply close as fish, a sincere brotherly love!
away in a foreign country, there is nothing more than flesh and blood, warm the hearts of the situation. However, in the vast ocean, escort officers and soldiers to protect national crew as a friend to be their sincere heart to help others beyond the borders again and again.
“I want to tell the world that the Chinese Navy saved my life.” This is a Philippine cargo ship “Stewart forces” came to rescue the captain of the “Yellow Mountain” crew out of the heartfelt words.
4 21, hijacked by Somali pirates for half a year old, “Stewart strength” was released, life on board a serious lack of supplies and medicines. Formation according to the instructions, “Yellow Mountain” night ship sailed 26 hours, arrived more than 500 sea miles away, “Stewart strength” was wandering sea, its supply of the main staple food, mineral water and medicines, and escorted to safe waters.
the Philippines a leader praised China’s naval escort to the Gulf of Aden waters, as other countries including the Philippines to help ships truly reflects the style of a responsible power.
this is far from diplomatic language, but from the heart of praise. Escort, the Chinese navy to excellent military qualities and strong sense of responsibility for past national ships provide a strong security guarantee, erected a “big country style.” More and more foreign merchant to apply for my escort fleet. Too late to apply for some foreign merchant ships, I also agree with its escort fleet to follow navigation, and to ensure their safety. Dare to play this way, countries in the Navy in the Gulf of Aden and rare.
on March 29, 35 escort, the original plan for the four Chinese merchant convoy, but the formation of another five before departure once to apply for temporary foreign merchant ships to escort team. In the first 38 escort in the morning formation where only 10 merchant ships, then in the afternoon three foreign merchant added, formation and formation to adjust the deployment of troops to ensure security by protecting the fleet: the sea, composed of 15 ships before and after the formation of large stretches several kilometers into the Gulf of Aden on the landscape.
the safe passage of ships in China following the Gulf of Aden, the countries have adopted merchant whistle, light, e-mail and thank you letters and other means to express gratitude, and some crew members also organized to escort ships lined up to pay tribute to China: “Your escort is very good! We love China!”
“ship is the ‘flow of the land’ in the Gulf of Aden, she represents not only the Chinese Navy, but also on behalf of China! escort sailors out of the country, is spread peace and friendship, displaying the image of China’s national army messenger. “Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the navy says.
Chinese naval escort operations Events
★ 2008 年 12 26, the first Chinese naval escort ships set sail from Sanya, the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Sea perform escort missions. This is the first time Chinese naval strategy to safeguard national interests abroad, for the first time tissue maritime combat forces overseas to fulfill its international humanitarian obligations, for the first time in the sea to protect the important shipping lanes safe.
★ 2009 年 1 6, the first Chinese naval fleet started the first convoy escort operations.
★ 2009 年 1 29, China successfully rescued a Navy convoy formation of the Greek merchant ships by pirates containment. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet to rescue convoy was attacked foreign merchant ships.
★ 2009 年 21 to 23 February, the first Chinese naval fleet escort, “Weishan Lake” ship docked in Yemen port of Aden for integrated supply. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet escort business in foreign ports for supplies.
★ 2009 年 3 14, the first Chinese naval escort commander of the formation Dujing Chen and his party were invited to visit the U.S. Navy, “Boxer” amphibious assault ship, and with the commander of U.S. Navy task force has 151 McKnight Major General meeting. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet and foreign armed forces in the convoy escort commander boarding area to carry out exchanges.
★ 2009 年 21 June-1 July, the second batch of Chinese naval fleet escort three ships were in port 阿曼塞拉莱 a three-day break the rotation. This is the first time the Chinese military establishment in a foreign country into the rest.
★ 2009 年 9 月 10, the third batch of Chinese naval fleet escort “Zhoushan” Russian Navy ship and escort fleet “Telibuci Admiral” was a large anti-submarine convoy in Gulf of Aden to the joint task. This is the implementation of China’s naval mission to escort the first time since the implementation of joint and foreign naval escort.
★ 2009 年 9 18, the third batch of Chinese naval fleet escort the convoy formation with co-organized by the Russian Navy “Peace Shield-2009″ joint anti-piracy exercises at sea. This is the first time Chinese naval fleet escort mission area in joint military exercises with foreign armies.
★ 2009 年 10 months, the Chinese navy fleet escort security escort third batch of 174 merchant 13, to create a single month the largest number of escort ships a new record.
★ 2009 年 11 月 20, the Chinese navy the third and fourth convoy of 26 to complete formation of the joint Chinese and foreign merchant ships to escort mission, setting a single batch of escort ship the largest number of new records.
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