Chinese soldiers about the Gulf of Aden to escort: who have been 18 pirate ship siege
data for: premeditated attack on merchant ships suspected pirate vessel
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“the world every day to talk about” October 9 broadcast: Chinese soldiers in the Gulf of Aden to escort about 142 days, following for the show
Chair: Luo Xu
guests: “Liberation Army Daily” Second Fleet escort ships with reporters Xiahong Ping
connection : “Liberation Army Daily,” the third installment of escort ship fleet with up to reporters Zhu
director: Chen generation of Na
broadcast: TV 10 月 9 日 Beijing 13:05
Moderator: talk about the world every day, every day about the world. Hello, everyone, I am Luo Xu, welcome to today’s program. Somali pirates are currently still very rampant, now divided into more than 30 pirate organizations, faced with such a tense situation, China has sent three batches of convoy escort vessels for the country. We must be very much like to know that our convoy mission in the Gulf of Aden when the little-known story of what happened, and what soul-stirring scenes, and today we are invited to escort you to one of the witnesses, “Liberation Army Daily “The reporter Xia Hongping, welcome Xiahong Ping.
Xia Hongping: Hello Luo Xu.
Moderator: This is the flood level in the glorious image of the ship, now recall what it feels like?
experience of a lifetime escort
Xia Hongping: you see my pictures wearing the armband, which indicates that I have 142 days of the Navy when it 142 days my life may be this time, but I never forget.
Moderator: Today Xia Hongping also brought us a wealth of video and image data, we first take a look at Xia Hongping and second convoy escort fleet that 142 days of experience.
witnessed the second batch of escort 142 days
2009 年 4 2 April, the second batch of Chinese naval convoy formation starting from Zhanjiang, sailing 4600 sea miles, on April 16 in Gulf of Aden to take over the implementation of the first convoy escort mission formation. Xia Hongping with the ship as a reporter, several soldiers escort the witness to match wits with the Somali pirates, pirates of the whole process of close observation of expelled; monsoon in the Gulf of Aden, he not only in bad sea conditions, to overcome the psychological and physical tolerance limits, but also stick to their posts and continue to back the latest national reports.
142 days and nights, the second batch of escort fleet, a total of 45 approved 393 escort vessels, merchant 4 foreign rescue attack, then protect the release of a foreign merchant ships, warning, expulsion suspicious vessels more than 200 vessels, made by ships and protect the safety of personnel 100% of the outstanding results. Xia Hongping with plenty of text and images recorded in this all important moment, the first satellite sent back home by the Maritime and timely reports to escort dynamic.
convoy in the 16th minute warning sounded
Moderator: When you get off the Somali coast, sounding the alarm first encounter pirates, do you remember the time scene it?
Xiahong Ping: We have just bid farewell to the formation of the first convoy of 16 minutes, we have dinner, and I just sat down in the canteen, not pick up the chopsticks, the bell rang, an anti- Pirates deployment, I was quickly running down, grabbed the camera and go out into the cab to run, because we have stations, and each of us has a station reporter, my station is on the port side is open, when I did not Any weapons and equipment, and no helmet.
Moderator: You did not wear a helmet, do not you worry about it?
Xia Hongping: first, do a little worried.
Moderator: my heart feel?
Moderator: was thinking on the right, the first line and you still think so much to do.
Moderator: sounding the alarm before you have to prepare?
Xiahong Ping: We rehearsed, no matter what you are doing, even if you are in the toilet, you have to bring up the red pants, go to your station, you see your station that you dereliction of duty, but after all, exercise is exercise, and now the pirates in front of you, but also heavily armed. Was thought that the news caught the first down, is really the case. Our commander was very calm, commanding special team began warning, began firing blast bombs, drive away the pirates, the ship we were put in the hearts of all hearts, Why? After all, had never come across pirates, do not know what it was like, now it seems we are the pirates of fear, he saw action against them we immediately stopped, and the key is this time, we just Panasonic breath, Starboard also found the target, the day is attached to several waves, I remember it was a total of six batches of 19, is wolf tactics, stop harassing you, this time we are very successful eviction. But then several of our correspondents devoted to the commanders meeting, because all not wearing helmets, said, “Once a thing, then you really are sorry.”
Moderator: Xia Hongping was in command of your ship.
Xiahong Ping: Yes, Shenzhen ship.
Moderator: Let the second batch of a total of three warships escort fleet, we talk to the audience with friends to find out.
Second Fleet escort ‘three ships off “
Second Fleet escort ships, including three, two ship-borne helicopters and some special operations team, the entire fleet of more than 800 people. “Shenzhen” destroyer equipped with modern anti-ship missiles, ship-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons from the service has completed eight major military exercises, and visited many times, known as “diplomatic star ship.” “Yellow Mountain” was a new missile frigate, the main anti-ship and air defense weapons systems and equipment. Participate in the first convoy of “micro-Lake” comprehensive supply ship also joined the second batch of escort fleet, “Weishan Lake” hit a Chinese naval voyage 239 days of consecutive record! These three ships are designed and manufactured in China, advanced weapons and equipment performance.
Moderator: Hung Ping is the first time you came to our studio, but if I remember correctly, you have indeed a show of our old guests.
Xia Hongping: third time.
Moderator: The last time we did connect, at that time I remember in June, with the arrival of May and June, I know that place the Gulf of Aden has become particularly bad weather conditions.
the Gulf of Aden monsoon inclement sea conditions
Xia Hongping: dust storms.
Moderator: dust storms? There are dust storms at sea?
Xia Hongping: dust storms at sea, yes, someone told me that I do not believe, because then I know, the southwest monsoon winds, are surrounded by sand run to the middle of June, the first we connect it with a second, I was sitting on the starboard deck, holding the notebook with you chat, when a 20-minute chat, I tell you, is over, my notebook is a layer of ash that , usually I tend to not take laptop out, gray is too heavy.
Moderator: Thank you for your support of our program, very grateful.
Xia Hongping: it should be. There is also a storm is particularly large, then to what extent? 9 is an application with us to escort merchant ships, and 8 give up, and the sea close to 22 m wind speed, wave height 5-6 meters, I was standing on board feel? Is this deck you feel that, for example, I go from here, just started to go downhill may be, may I walked into the uphill walk. We ship to tilt to 25 degrees, 25 degrees is no longer put things on the table, after we landed, we eat also has a habit of grasping the bowl to eat, then they are said to have landed, do not grasp the bowl to eat we came to the understanding, both laugh.
Xia Hongping: 5 day fast meter waves, I am a Army man, I was seasick, 10 minutes of departure, 10:05 I have to spit, because this writing, I teeth support the computer up, and then sent the manuscript after the bed directly on the spit.
Xia Hongping: and then sleep, because you are on board this ship the old shake you, you just over the side, shake it to your side, your side to side, shake it to you this side, anyway, a bad night, you sleep, you sleep on the train just is not practical, while awake, while awake, we generally sleep also wearing a seat belt.
Moderator: Is not that the bottom?
Xiahong Ping: Yes, you see not? Here is my belt, it fell from above, and if we usually pull it up on the sleep time to do, just like the aircraft seat belts, should not die, but also to check, otherwise, you would like to fall from above to be incredible. Then often failed to understand the pain, look here, a piece of green is where the hit was, corner of the table, foot of the bed … … was not aware of a few days to see here blue, where blue, are used.
Xia Hongping: What is the concept encountered rough seas? Soldiers there that they are rushing the spit, also came out to see the mouse, and then foaming at the mouth, spit the mouse for a while, jumped into the sea to go, and can not stand, do not live, really, so I think people than it is good, although we uncomfortable, but we have the will.
monsoon piracy is still frequently
Moderator: monsoon period, when weather conditions are very bad, then what kind of piracy is ? Is somewhat on the decline, or are there other changes?
Xia Hongping: when a situation is that the Somali rebels attack the government, resulting in a large number of refugees, some people into the ranks of the pirates, so grow the ranks of the pirates, who take risks in order to survive, and the scope of his activities expansion west has been deep into the Red Sea, Bab el-Channel, and he was kind enough to let play mental station, if you loose once a day, he is not prepared to attack you.
Moderator: So the weather conditions are so bad, piracy is still rampant, is not illustrate the pirates on the local geographical conditions and climate are very familiar.
Xia Hongping: Very familiar.
Moderator: Faced with this situation, the international community is also carried out various joint operations.
9 countries of the Universal Declaration of Royal Viking
the face of rampant piracy situation, there are 15 countries in more than 40 warships in the Gulf of Aden to escort. Recently, the United States, Britain, Japan and other nine countries signed the “New York Declaration”, 9 countries in the face of attack boats will be another rescue, the declaration said it would set up a fund to assist the Somali government against the pirates. Currently, the Somalia Navy has graduated the first batch of 500 students, which means that from June, Somalia has established a formal member of the Navy.
factions are held by Somali pirates three-day conclave, the establishment of the Somali pirates “action committee” unified command and coordinated action, a large number of stolen money for the purchase of high-speed boats, automatic rifles, GPS positioning and other advanced equipment. January 2009, the Somali security forces have seized 10 anti-aircraft missile launchers, showing the pirates attack helicopters have been equipped with anti-aircraft missiles. U.S. Navy says Somali pirates on August 26 opened fire on the helicopter to the U.S. Navy, Somali pirates this is the first U.S. aircraft to fire.
rampant pirate attacks escort warships
Moderator: We have just seen, the first Somali pirates opened fire on the aircraft to the U.S. military.
Xia Hongping: U.S. is unlucky, this is the second time, the first by pirates chasing more than an hour, we wondered why he did not fight back, then I heard he was a bit like the merchant ships.
Moderator: Let’s connect the last time I remember you said the pirates had tried to attack the fleet at that time what kind of situation?
Xia Hongping: that time is our biggest single escorting a merchant ship retaining the 15, nine of which the Chinese ship, six foreign ships. I remember that we are besieged with 18 goals, set sail at night because the helicopter there is a certain risk factors, when the commander said no, the helicopter took off immediately, because we was too late, we are left to catch the ship right in time, helicopter took off, light expelled, the first wave of bright light, after the pirates ran, we played knock bomb, he ran, the goal of the second wave of four up to him over our aircraft, he stopped, He did not close to us, but he did not go far.
Xiahong Ping: Yes, just like the wolf, ready to bite you a piece of meat.1 2 Next
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