Fleet escort ships with reporters: Pirates ambush technique to carry out attacks with the channel
local time at 9:30 on May 14 (Beijing time on May 14 14:30), the implementation of China’s naval fleet escort 53 escort missions, suffered a large number of suspected pirate vessels.
Chair: Luo Xu
live guests: “Liberation Army Daily,” the first reporter with the escort ship Tian Yuan Qian Xiaohu
satellite connection: “Liberation Army Daily,” the second batch with the ship escort correspondent Xia Hongping (Gulf of Aden Weishanhu ship)
Moderator: talk about the world every day, every day about the world, Hello, everyone, I am Luo Xu, today, let’s look once again to focus on Somali pirates problem, we have invited two very special studio guest, who is the first Chinese naval fleet escort the witness from the “Liberation Army Daily,” the two reporters, who is the source field, you are welcome.
field Source: Luo Xu hello.
Moderator: 124 days how are you feeling?
Tian Yuan: My 20 years as a reporter, this is the longest interview, which is a very rare wealth.
Moderator: The money Xiaohu, welcome.
money Xiaohu: Luo Xu hello, this is my army newspaper reporters at the Navy, over the course of the voyage voyage 140,000 nautical miles, but this time the harvest every day, every day moved.
Moderator: So I am following it, or want a film, so that the general audience and we look at you with that more than 120 days away.
witnessed the convoy of 124 days
2008 年 12 26, “Liberation Army Daily” correspondent Tian Yuan, Qian Xiaohu, following the first implementation of the Chinese Navy Fleet escort mission, starting from Sanya to the Gulf of Aden. In 124 interviews with the ship on the night, their activities, all vessels in the convoy formation among the pirates on several occasions a close look, feel life is threatened, witnessed the rescue convoy attacked merchant ships, pirate ships to disperse, thrilling process, they also met with officers and men ate together, spent the Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival together, to fully experience the lives of officers and soldiers escort, escort rich have first-hand material. 124 days, Tian Yuan and Bai Yupian money Xiaohu completed reports, pictures taken and published more than a hundred copies and promptly sent back home via satellite, to allow domestic readers learned the first time the Chinese navy to escort the latest Gulf of Aden dynamic, achieved fruitful results reported convoy.
like ten meters away from the pirates see wolves
Moderator: There is a saying, I impressed, saying that in the Gulf of Aden to escort the process, and pirates from very close, how close this?
money Xiaohu: Recently, when only a dozen meters. They are generally the same as the fishermen are idle imaging equipment, on board, also waved to us, and sometimes took off his white clothes at us a wave, then some people also raised a fish, we did not understand the language, but the meaning that we are fishermen.
Moderator: Well, how to determine that they are two pirates?
money Xiaohu: they lay down their guns are fishermen, Ju Qiqiang pirates.
Tian Yuan: Yes.
money Xiaohu: So it’s hard to confirm him.
Tian Yuan: usually they are the guns are hidden in the boat below, can not see, and he took the so-called fishing net, when you come, you give a fish to see, that’s it.
Moderator: This picture is, it should be pirates, yes, boat, boats, white, yellow, blue.
Tian Yuan: Yes, it is in one direction, to a ship rushed past.
Moderator: That is really the same as a pack of wolves, looking as like a dagger. This board every ship, which is three, I watched them very relaxed feel.
Moderator: Actually, my heart has long been in the knife.
money Xiaohu: misses.
Moderator: This time the money escort teacher experience, there are no other thing, you feel impressed?
witness to save the Greek merchant ship “Love One”
money Xiaohu: that time is our merchant fleet a long time, because the different merchant, this speed is not the same, and some may go fast, go slow and some may be “Love One” speed is the slowest, because it can not delay the entire fleet sailed, so that it must be at the back, in order to keep it safe, let us go to a special operations in the above, the results of that night, that pirate ship began to attack them.
Moderator: It is off the team?
money Xiaohu: off the team, because it goes in the end, about thirty sea miles.
Tian Yuan: Yes, about thirty sea miles, so that night they have three batches batches batches for us that “Love One” in a pack of wolves attack tactics, but they do not know above that there are special operations, but we were commandos opened fire on them, also launched bombs, put them again and again repulsed, and finally ensure that the “One Love” security.
joint combat pirate hands and feet
Moderator: You said that the “wolves technology” This shows that the Gulf of Aden piracy is rampant ?
Tian Yuan: Yes, because he was a merchant ship when the general attack, four, or five, six, or more boats, attack it from different directions a merchant ship, then the following, Others on the boat cover, specifically a pirate to climb, he is like this.
Moderator: how to climb?
field source: he is generally hang with a hook, and then I listen to a thirty-year-old, at sea for thirty years of an old captain told me that he said he saw pirates had stolen something, he hang on a hook, then a rope, on two feet, thumbs, of foot climb, then the hands go, that’s faster than a monkey to climb, with the monkeys.
Moderator: just like the pirate activity is nothing to fear, even more rampant, and two there, when there are such feelings?
Tian Yuan: have not encountered this situation, because now is the trend going up to its season, and estimated that we wanted, when he is cornered, because of big waves, he is not on the go, there is no harvest this a few months, so take advantage of the arrival of the season this season climate, a quick kill quickly, and then busy for months.
Moderator: Yes, well, then I think this is now so rampant piracy, countries can not work no matter, we are now a film through it, look at the latest countries to defend the action now.
countries to crack down on piracy has become increasingly rampant
Recently, Somali pirates hijacked the escalating events, participate in convoy countries deployed troops to crack down on efforts, including the United States, France, Portugal, Spain, have captured several pirates. In addition, the convoy had not participated in the Iran and Japan, has also recently announced the presence of warships and aircraft to participate in convoy.
Somali pirates current activities presents new changes, not only in the morning and evening organized attack, also late at night and daytime attacks. April 20 afternoon, the convoy did not join the Chinese merchant ship “New Glory” was attacked in the Gulf of Aden; April 25 evening, the Italian cruise ship “melody” was attacked in waters of southern Somalia. Followed by the attack range extended to COSCO sea, piracy include the entire Gulf of Aden and Somali waters east of 500-600 nautical miles. More alarming is that pirate ships can be targeted. May 3, Somali pirates take a mother ship and two boats, trying to attack the French Navy “Snow Moon” missile frigate; May 6, at the eastern coast of Somalia, two pirate ships chasing the U.S. Navy’s “Lewis Clark “was about an hour to the fire, due to limited range of pirate weapons,” Lewis Clark “was it was not hit.
Moderator: We have just seen the film which is now rampant piracy really the start of warships hands, and this is what kind of mentality?
money Xiaohu: a he is cornered, because he has some to be retaliation, for instance, the United States, France, the other it is also possible to judge on his mistakes, like the United States which boat was pirate attacks, I feel it should not look, he basically would not take the initiative to attack.1 2 3 Next
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