China to adjust strategies to deal with escort formation tendency toward violence piracy
2009 年 10 月 30 日morning, the Chinese navy, “MOS” was, “Wenzhou” was two new missile frigate from the naval port of Zhoushan untwisting the East China Sea Fleet set sail, went to the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions. Since the agency issued SUN law
BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) Recently, the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates of full-time activities, violence, the group features more prominent, and in constantly changing, the Chinese naval fleet is actively adjust to escort strategy, and to remind the past, focus on prevention merchant, to strengthen communication with the military.
the fourth installment of the Chinese Navy fleet commander Qiuyan Peng escort for more than a few days ago, said.
According to Department of Defense Web site news, recent events are more frequent piracy, which is closely related to weather. Since November, the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast to sunny to cloudy weather, depending on the range greater than 5 nautical miles, waves 1 to 2 meters, part-time, part of the sea wave height less than 0.5 meters. Calm weather makes the crime of piracy has become increasingly characterized by a significant, committed crimes to achieve a daylight from evening to morning, from morning to late night fast-moving. Fourth convoy formation to provide the data show that: in October, pirates of the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters were more than 20 crime, and crime in November, the number rose to over 40, succeeded 7 times.
Qiuyan Peng introduced, piracy is a crime characterized by changes in another place, “contraction” and “expand.” Nearly two months, the recommended course of international piracy around the figure began to appear frequently, from time to time by the pirates heard merchant harassment information. On the other hand, the waters began to crime is far from the sea close to waters to expand, expand eastwards to Somalia 500-1000 sea miles east of the waters, the Strait of Bab el westward expansion to the north coast of Oman to expand to the south extended to the Seychelles Islands . November 12, Hong Kong, China Merchant, “prosperity” was the eastern Gulf of Aden is the meeting point about 70 nautical miles away suffered pirate attacks, the crew of brave self-help and relief under the safe escort fleet out of danger. Meanwhile, the group characterized by increased crime, sporadic crime from the past into a group with more speed boats, a division of labor, points to the siege, and to carry fuel to meet a long, long-range maritime crime supply needs.
In addition, the recent violence is the crime of piracy is another important feature. Since November, at least 10 pirate attacks on ships by reflecting: the pirates had fired rocket-propelled grenades and shot them. Earlier, a captain in a country against the pirates shot and killed in the hijacking.
view of the current Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort the changing situation, China’s naval escort fleet continue to strengthen targeted training to improve emergency mobility. Combination of weather, sea and protect merchant ships has been characterized, to discuss the escort program plan, before being joined by protecting the ship piracy Pianxiang send them information, escort merchant preventive measures before the inspection, rough seas at any time to remind, and joined the former properly taken before the collusion, extending escort, escort and the onboard security simultaneously with a series of response measures.
naval escort fleet leaders said the fourth installment of the past, merchant ships should be vigilant, to strengthen preventive measures to maintain smooth contact with the convoy formation. (Xu Ye Li Yi Bao)