Chinese rocket attacks by pirates merchant ships to escort aid facilities (Figure)
As the convoy did not participate in, local time at 13:30 on February 25, COSCO Bulk company has a “Wild Goose Sea” hit Somali pirate attacks merchant. Pirates fired rockets hit living area master room. Wall of bullet holes clearly visible. (Zhongguang Wang Correspondent Sun Lishe)
Zhongguang Wang Gulf of Aden on March 3 news (Reporter Sun Li) for the Gulf of Aden piracy frequent recently, the Chinese navy escort commander of the formation Dujing Chen told reporters with the ship interview to remind passing ships to be vigilant, pay attention to safety of navigation.
Dujing Chen said that although many States Navy defeated a series of recent pirate attacks, but the Gulf of Aden shipping security situation is still not optimistic. Only last week, took place more than 100 ships and boats suspected harassment incidents.
2 25, COSCO Bulk’s “The Wild Goose Sea” cargo ship in Gulf of Aden pirate attacks hit the central area, resulting in two crew members were injured. Are patrolling the waters near the Danish warship “L16″ heard the news rushed to the incident area, successfully expelled the pirates.
about the incident, the Chinese navy escort fleet immediately sent from the incident area more than 200 sea miles outside of the “sea” ship high-speed access to care. The next morning, “The Wild Goose sea” in the “sea” ships, escorted by the Ministry of the successful arrival Daya Ding Wandong safe waters. Minutes before the flight, squadron also sent a convoy of medical personnel on board “The Wild Goose Hai” for the injured crew members were physical examination and dressing process.
The understanding of “The Wild Goose Sea” was a merchant with wheat. This alone across the Gulf of Aden, is due to delivery period due to reasons not to participate in convoy.
mission with the formation of the Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration Deputy Director Tao Wei Gong, said: “into March, the Gulf of Aden waterway shipping will usher in a new round of the peak in the current rampant piracy case in the past merchant should apply for warships escort. “
It is reported monthly to the Chinese Ministry of naval shipping companies announced plans to escort the convoy formation, may need to escort merchant ships and naval authorities to the Ministry to apply. Emergency, you can also e-mail and international direct VHF channel 16 to the naval escort fleet for help.
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