China-Russia joint naval escort 18 merchant fleet took 59 hours (Figure)
data for: September 12, a” Straight 9 “third navy helicopter from China Fleet escort “Zhoushan” missile frigate to take off. Xinhua News Agency reporter Guo Gangshe
Xinhua Gulf of Aden on September 14 (Reporter Guo Gang) Wednesday at 5:00 pm (10:00 GMT), after 59 hours of joint escort, escort Russian Navy formation of a formal lifting of the 18 ships of the convoy was protecting the relationship, both sides announced the successful conclusion of the first joint convoy.
day, the eastern Gulf of Aden waters dawn burst on the scene. Russian Navy escort fleet “Telibuci Admiral” was a large anti-submarine and escort the Chinese navy third fleet “Zhoushan” missile frigate were issued for the 3 rounds of green flares, 18 were nursing ship moored offshore, with China and Russia ships at the same time the whistle sounded for one minute. That Sino-Russian escort fleet safe passage in the international recommended the successful completion of the first joint on the escort mission.
the joint convoy, the original plan was protecting merchant 16, set sail after another Malta, Liberia’s request to join escort merchant fleet, bringing the retaining merchant reached 18. This 18 minimum tonnage of merchant ships with 1.2 million tons, the largest up to 17 tons, are arranged in dual columns protect merchant ships, more than seven sea miles before and after stretching, before and after the Sino-Russian escort ships maneuvering on both sides, the mighty fleet, spectacular.
Russian escort fleet flight hours, the third batch of Chinese naval escort fleet commander, Major General Wang Zhiguo, deputy commander of the East China Sea Fleet in formation with the convoy commander of the Russian Navy, Russian First Deputy Northeast cluster Armed Forces Commander Major-General calls Xieergaie Liao Keming Chomsky said, China and Russia through joint efforts, safe and smooth, successful completion of the first joint escort mission. Convoy operations in the future, China is willing to this good faith and friendship, based on the further deepening of cooperation for the peace and stability in the Gulf of Aden, to make new contributions to Sino-Russian friendship.
Xieergaia Liao Keming Sharansky said Major General in the call by the success of this joint convoy, Russia and the two navies to enhance the mutual trust, exchanges and cooperation to achieve the desired joint action and the actual training effect. Russian Navy is willing to escort the Chinese navy in the future to continue the process of further cooperation, joint efforts to safeguard the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters to the peace and security.
Reporters also learned that, after the end of the joint convoy, Russian escort fleet to 18, respectively, were awarded Master Mariner protect Russian commander autographed by the participants of the first joint Sino-Russian escort certificate.
first joint Sino-Russian naval escort process review
local time at 17:45 on September 10 (GMT 22:45) Chinese naval fleet escort “Zhoushan” missile frigate escort fleet and the Russian Navy, “Telibuci Admiral” was a large anti-submarine sail starting at the first joint implementation of the Gulf of Aden on the escort mission.
local time at 1:30 on September 12 (GMT 6:30) Xu, China and Russia in accordance with plans drawn escort, escort Russian joint formation in the navigation to the midpoint of the international recommended safe corridor , the third batch of Chinese naval fleet will escort a smooth transfer of command and relationship to the Russian naval fleet escort, escort will be half of the joint command of Russia.
local time at 5:00 on September 13 (10:00 GMT), after 59 hours of joint escort, escort Russian naval fleet was officially lifted on the 18 ships of convoy protection between the two sides announced the successful conclusion of the first joint convoy.
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