Navy escort fleet from September 1 to adjust route escort regional and
8 27, in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia mission Sea, Korea Merchant,” Lee Teng Shitai for “number followed by Chinese naval fleet sailed third escort. Xinhua News Agency reporter Guo Gangshe
Xinhua Gulf of Aden on September 1 (Reporter Guo Gang) approved by the People’s Liberation Army General Staff, from September 1 onwards, the third batch of Chinese naval fleet will escort escort area and adjust the route to further optimize the way of escort, escort to improve efficiency to better accomplish the escort mission.
According to this adjustment, the original convoy escort fleet will rendezvous in western region to the northwest along the Gulf of Aden extending 36 sea miles to the north latitude 12 degrees 17.8 minutes N 43 ° 49 ‘office, and additional routes in the convoy a turning point, convoy routes in the middle of one additional temporary supply standby area.
this adjustment is taken into account in the Gulf of Aden, near the Somali coast weather, sea conditions and piracy, and to learn from the first two Fleet escort made on the basis of experience. Compared with the previous adjustments, the new convoy route farther away from the coast of Somalia, shorter than the original range of 17 nautical miles, and from the trip can be reduced Merchant more than 4 hours of flight, saving the time of sailing, but also reduces the merchant is the risk of pirate attacks. Meanwhile, the meeting point northward adjustment will also help escort the formation of Peter Strait, Red Sea, merchant ships sailed the southern sea area of ??support and cover.
area for convoy and route adjustments, the third installment of the command post had been asked to escort escort fleet formation careful analysis and forecasting of meteorological and sea piracy activities, escort perfect way to enhance and protect the ship by the time of care to join reconciliation alert and implement the various protective measures to ensure safe and smooth operation escort.
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