The first convoy commander of the formation: dealing with piracy is the biggest problem identified
4 26 morning, the first successfully completed the first phase of the naval escort mission escort formation, “Wuhan” ships and “sea” ship into the South China Sea. Xinhua News Agency (Tang photo)
Navy successfully completed the first mission to escort fleet left for home diagram
Xinhua” Wuhan “ship April 27 (Reporter Zhu Hongliang) the first Chinese naval escort fleet command Major General member Dujing Chen, vice commander, Major General Yan Duiping, led the formation in the return voyage to accept Xinhua News Agency reporter interview, described the situation this convoy operation.
safe, smooth and successful – Dujing Chen commented on the convoy operation. The so-called security, first, that ships and to ensure that all nursing staff 100% safe; second refers to the formation of its own personnel and equipment to achieve a 100% safe; so well, is a strange formation in the sea, environmental complexity, coordination difficulties and other circumstances, to overcome the difficulties one after another, from the organization, planning, implementation is very tight, and the merchant meet, organize, escort and so did one hundred percent accurate; safe, smooth, and will complete the.
talked about the convoy’s main harvest, Yandun Ping said, by escort ship to ensure that China was protecting the safety, protection of maritime transport lines smooth and effective maintenance of the national strategic interests; to join the convoy formation foreign merchant ships to provide reliable security, active foreign merchant ships to rescue the attack, fully demonstrated the Chinese responsible image; the same time, creating a Chinese naval history more than the first, to show the Navy to respond to multiple security threats and accomplish diverse determination and ability of military missions, and training the troops beat a comprehensive, integrated protection of ocean and accumulated experience.
Dujing Chen said, problems and challenges facing the formation of the whole process a full range. The first is the test of ability and quality of officers and men. Sea outside the ship machine-intensive task, rampant piracy, alert staff to maintain a continuous high-intensity, at any time be at risk of confrontational conflict, the quality of officers and soldiers of the military, political, and physical quality is a test. Followed by the weapons test. The mission of the ships are made of new vessels, equipment for a long time high-load operation, how to manage the use of equipment, major equipment in good order to ensure that we have to face. Furthermore, the test is a comprehensive security capabilities. This mission, “Wuhan” ships and “sea” is not the whole ship by Hong Kong, “Weishan Lake” ship more than 60 days do not rely on Hong Kong. Although this experience is not as described, but also from the other side test our support capabilities. Practice has proved that our troops withstood the test is an effective fighting force.
Dujing Chen believes that the discovery of the pirate ship, this mission is to identify and deal with the biggest problem. Pirate ships usually relatively small, especially when accompanied by some light surface waves early detection is difficult, and often mixed in the vessel, even if found, is sometimes difficult to distinguish. In addition, the corresponding laws and regulations since the trial did not establish the pirates, how to deal with later arrest is also a problem.
talking about the revelation of this convoy operations, Yandun Ping said that China is a maritime power, sea power, overseas trading nation, we must establish modern concepts and modern coastal ocean awareness, and enhance the mission of building a strong navy , sense of responsibility and urgency. Should be used for military struggle, the implementation of the Navy’s diverse military operations building traction and scientific development. Accelerate improvements in the implementation of long-distance cross-sea naval escort, rescue, evacuation, peacekeeping and other diverse military tasks.
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