Fleet escort ships with legal counsel on issues such as how to determine the pirate ship
Counsel, Vice-President Fu Xiaodong navy naval military Colonel
2009 年 4 1 May, the Chinese navy fleet escort 36 escort, before the “sea” ships. (Lu Wei Photography)
2009 年 4 月 7, Chinese naval fleet in progress 38 escort escort, escort the Chinese navy fleet is also the second convoy of 13 merchant ships. (Zhongguang Wang Lee Sun reporter aerial)
Zhongguang Wang Gulf of Aden on April 13 (Xinhua reporter Li Sun) December 26, 2008, Chinese naval escort fleet set sail from Sanya, Hainan Province, the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions. This is the first use of military force overseas to maintain the national strategic interests, our military’s first organized fighting force at sea to go overseas to fulfill its international humanitarian obligations, but also my first time in the Navy protect vital sea transport routes safe. It is also a policy, foreign nature, is very strong law-related military activities. As of 13 am, the first convoy formation of 40 batches of 206 completed domestic and foreign merchant ships to escort missions, protecting the safety of ships by the rate of 100%. Escort action related to the first law-related issues, the Central People’s Radio interview with Lee Sun reporter, “the sea” ship to participate in convoy operations, legislative consultant, Vice-President Fu Xiaodong navy naval military Colonel.
Reporter: take over the implementation of the second convoy escort mission in the Gulf of Aden has local formation at 6:00 on April 13 (Beijing time at 11:00 on April 13) to Daya Ding Bay, the first convoy escort mission is the formation of the end. Can you look at evaluation from a professional point of law, the first convoy escort operations in the performance of officers and men?
Fu Xiaodong: summary of the first escort party and promote the formation of a temporary “Dawn of the ocean, continuous fighting, according to the law of action, glory for the country,” the spirit of the escort, one of which is the “law action. ” This is the first escort fleet officers, “the study of law, the law, understand and use” high-level overview of action. Personally, I think, escort officers and men not only have a strong “according to Action” awareness, but also have a very strong, “according to Action” ability and level. Embodied in the preparatory work prior to departure; reflected in the convoy during the series means the Central Military Commission, the Navy issued a series of instructions and regulations, directives and decisions; reflected in the formation of “Wuhan” ship, “Weishan Lake” ships and I located the “sea” of all ships crew successfully disposed of according to time and time again expelled the pirates, ships and other support to help the operation; even consciously reflected in the men dropped into the waste disposal center in the rear deck, trash baskets, etc. subtle behavior in the.
Reporter: As I understand it, in the second convoy formation, there are still legal experts perform escort missions with the formation, can you explain to the listeners, the Legal Counsel convoy operations in which the work?
Fu Xiaodong: legal adviser with the ship mainly by military courts, academic institutions and law enforcement authorities in sending troops in the series refers to the temporary command of the leadership of party committees and Ge Jian, the job it is to escort action for the smooth implementation of legal protection and legal support.
Specifically, first, from a legal point of serious study and review of the escort action programs, plans, and actively put forward legal advice.
second field commanders in time for the staff decision-making advice to properly handle all types of special units according to the situation. For example, on February 8 this year, “the sea” ship to go to take care eastern coast of Somalia, “Tian Yu 8″ fishing process, I have in accordance with relevant legal requirements, make timely recommendations for disposal of commanders decision-making;
The third is direct and personal participation in law-related training and implementation of actions to improve the ability to perform tasks officers perform their duties. Escort the process, how to collect and preserve my convoy escort operations in accordance with law formation, especially in the implementation of the warning and expelled in the process of evidence is the legal staff of the ship with one of the priorities, which also involves a large number of professional skills and methods. To this end, we perform related tasks to guide the officers and men for the various situations that may occur to carry out exercises and practical tasks in the process of constantly sum up perfect. From the task situation, the effect is good.
Meanwhile, as legal workers, but also to carry out various forms of legal education, focusing on strengthening the awareness of all officers and men perform their duties according to law, to assist forces to carry out ideological and political work, and so on.
Reporter: You have mentioned several times and evidence gathering, evidence in the escort operation has an important role in what?
Fu Xiaodong: The basic principles of legal work is “based on the facts, the law as the yardstick.” From a legal point of view, “facts” must be confirmed by the evidence in order to become a legal fact. I went to escort the formation of the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast perform escort missions, a foreign nature, law-related highly non-war military operations, it is to guard against the Somali pirates on merchant and I have been nursing staff of robbery, kidnapping, active area in Somalia’s territorial waters and international waters. In a timely manner through the media to announce our video or photos taken, you can let people know the escort formation I shall perform their duties responsibly, to complete the task situation; in the event of international and domestic public opinion or party I have a specific criticism of convoy operations , make the truth of the fact that the only way is to use an objective, comprehensive evidence speak. So, Can I escort ships according to the course of action in the form of evidence collection and preservation, has become my “action law” an important part of the process.
Reporter: escort through several months of practice, I feel, to determine the nature of the suspected pirates target convoy operations, it has an important significance. Now in the Gulf of Aden almost every day to see a lot of suspicious pirate ships, which can be determined as suspicious pirate ship, which can only be an ordinary fishing boat? The first convoy through the action, you have a better understanding?
Fu Xiaodong: 1982 years “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” and 1988 “Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation illegal” and other international treaties, the “piracy”, “Pirates ship or aircraft “have very clearly defined. This is our judge in the escort operation whether the ship encountered the fundamental basis for Corsair. In the convoy, we quoted above is based on the basic provisions of international law, combined with the suspect vessel (boat) is flying the flag, if I do not listen to advice is to protect high-speed merchant near the boat (boat) to carry on whether the officer weapons, and use weapons to attack and so on to determine the specific behavior of integrated nature of suspicious vessels and take appropriate action. Resolutely carry out orders from the superior fleet escort the spirit of strict accordance with the disposal of various types of special circumstances, attempt to hit on the rope I suspected pirates merchant vessels, flares, as appropriate, to take, such as detonation bombs or flares expelled way to make sure I was protecting the merchant security purposes, successful completion of the escort mission to the international community to demonstrate the military, “civilized, teacher of justice, peace army” a good image.
Finally, I would like to say is to thank, including you, the reporters with the ship’s support of our legal work. You have not only done a good job of news reporting, but also provides a good work we help you shoot video, photos, evidence of our work is actually a good complement, especially you, I have evidence from a professional point of view of put forward some good suggestions. Thank you again for the first time Navy escort operations contribution.
Reporter: Thank you for the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast, the Chinese Navy “Haikou” ship by the Central People’s Broadcasting Station, China Radio Network interview.
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