Guangzhou when the ship through the Malacca Strait anti-piracy unit 24 hours warning
2 25,” Guangzhou “missile destroyer and is across the Malacca Strait. Xinhua News Agency reporters Cha Chun and Ming She
2 25,” Guangzhou “anti-pirate ship through the Malacca Strait in the players value more alert. Xinhua News Agency reporters Cha Chun and Ming She
2 25,” Guangzhou “ship’s main gun close-up. Xinhua News Agency reporters Cha Chun and Ming She
2 26, the charming Indian Ocean sunset. Xinhua News Agency reporters Cha Chun and Ming She
Xinhua news at 15:15 on February 24, 2009, to participate in “peaceful -09″ multi-national joint military exercises at sea, “Guangzhou” missile destroyer sailed out of the South China Sea, began to enter the Singapore Strait.
At this point, the weather has been overcast, the sea breeze mixed with bursts of rain, ship’s deck has been soaked by rain. After four days of continuous voyage, “Guangzhou” ship heading south all the way to singing.
ship officers and men of imposing high-spirited, scrappy, has conducted maritime anti-piracy exercises, leaving the territorial waters of the motherland and the swearing in ceremony and the ship-borne helicopter training. The training intense but orderly, all in accordance with sail training program, especially in anti-piracy training voyage for the ships through the Strait of Malacca is fully prepared.
overlooking the Straits of Singapore Singapore
“Guangzhou” ship channel traffic away from Singapore’s close, only 4 nautical miles, stood on the deck looking ahead, patchwork of urban areas where high-rise buildings, row upon row. An airliner in the sky followed by a landing at the city airport, the sea anchor many ships waiting to enter port. , Singapore is really a bustling city, well-deserved reputation.
I just came to the deck soon, the phone began to signal, the crew were excited, have been holding a phone to view information. I just open the phone, suddenly received a dozen text messages.
the first pieces of information are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and several other countries sent to the network service information, the main content is to teach you how to make calls and charges introduced, and some text messages, is to Since the domestic, mainly from Beijing colleagues and friends for information. End of the World is not far away, far away from mainland Singapore Straits, to receive this information, it really is feeling particularly friendly! .
a sailing ship department officer told me that the Singapore Strait connecting the Strait of Malacca, the Pacific and Indian Ocean is an important communication channel, is the world’s busiest shipping exchanges, the largest waterway shipping. Strait near the equator, hot and humid all year round, the wind is weak, cross the beautiful scenery of lush tropical faction, is a famous tourist destination. Face in front of scenery, I could not help but return to the cabin out of a digital camera, put on a telephoto lens to warships height, facing front, like landscape painting, enjoy making up.
through the Strait of Malacca extra vigilant
2 24 evening 8 pm, “Guangzhou” ship with four hours by more than 100 kilometers of Singapore Strait. Because the Singapore Strait and the Strait of Malacca are linked, then we will continue to cross the Strait of Malacca.
in the “Guangzhou” ship’s chart room the cab sideways, I looked up information on the Strait of Malacca: Malacca Strait, located between the islands of the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, is to connect the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean) and South China Sea (Pacific) waterways. Bank Indonesia’s Sumatra island on the east coast in West Malaysia and southern Thailand, an area of ??65,000 square kilometers.
length of 1080 km Malacca Strait, Strait was the southeast – northwest direction. Northwest of the most wide and 370 km southeast of the narrowest point only 37 km, water depth 25-150 m, connecting the Pacific and Indian Ocean, international communication and waterways, but also the crossroads of Asia and Oceania. Strait of Malacca in Malaysia because there is an ancient city along the Malacca named. Strait is from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, three Communist control. Strait in the doldrums, many days of calm throughout the year.
the eastern end of the Malacca Strait, Singapore has the world’s largest port, sea busy. In recent years, the Straits of Malacca shipping vessels increased dramatically in the past the Strait of ships more than 80,000 vessels per year, becoming one of the world’s busiest strait. Japan to buy oil from the Middle East, most are transported through this country. Malacca Strait as far as 2,000 years the history of navigation, is an important part of the global route, the daily average by more than 200 boat fleet, more than 80,000 vessels each year through to become second only to the Strait of Dover – English Channel, the world’s busiest sea one.
piracy on the Malacca Strait, has such a record: As the busy Malacca Strait is the waterway, and a lot width of the narrow strait at. 19th century, the Straits of Malacca Straits is a rampant pirate, pirates frequently banditry from the merchant.
into the 21st century, pirates have not disappeared, and the increasingly rampant. This is due to the formation of the Straits of Malacca and the temptation to increase cargo, while Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, three navy is limited, is the border between the Straits of Malacca, international cooperation in some of the problems.
recent years, incidents of piracy occurred in the Malacca Strait, from 1994 to 2000 of 25 220 cases. Occurred in 2003, 150 cases, accounting for one third of the world’s piracy. In order to combat pirates, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, three Navy in July 2004 has increased patrols, to patrol the Malacca Strait, around the clock throughout the year.
Just yesterday, the ship also received the notification: 16 and 19, with two merchant ships in the Malacca Strait was pirate of the harassment, and there were casualties. Therefore, “Guangzhou” ship from entering the Malacca Strait since the anti-piracy unit alert 24 hours a value of more deck.
Bay of Bengal across the Indian Ocean
2009 年 2 月 26 at 0900 hours, “Guangzhou” ship sailed out of the Strait of Malacca into the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and began across the Bay of Bengal.
over 1660 km length of the Bay of Bengal, warships crossing the Bay of Bengal needs more than 60 hours.
“Guangzhou” missile destroyer an exit Strait of Malacca, the sea suddenly open up the vast Indian Ocean, endless, and even the sea changed color: from blue into Dai blue.
morning, the sailors found the value more on the sea leaping dolphins and whales, and immediately got everyone watching, the atmosphere suddenly active ship, sweeping away the navigational watch for several days to bring the officers and men fatigue.
the Indian Ocean is the third in the world ocean, in Asia, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica, between all the waters in the Eastern Hemisphere, due to the Indian peninsula in south Asia, named the Indian Ocean. An area of ??73,440,000 square kilometers, about the world’s oceans for 20% of the total area, average depth of 3,890 meters, the total amount of 292 billion cubic kilometers of water. Second only to the Pacific Ocean, ranks No. 2. The edge of the sea are the main Indian Ocean Andaman Sea, Arabian Sea; major inland sea with the Red Sea; Bay has the Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden; mainly with Peter Strait Strait, the Strait of Hormuz, the Straits of Malacca and so on.
the Indian Ocean to link Asia, Africa and Oceania between traffic arteries. In August 2007, “Guangzhou” ship captain Li ship was driving to visit four European countries, twice across the Indian Ocean, this route is very familiar. He said to me, the Indian Ocean location is very important is communication in Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania traffic arteries. Eastward into the Pacific through the Malacca Strait can, westward around the Cape of Good Hope up to the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwest through the Red Sea, Suez Canal, can get into the Mediterranean. When the “Guangzhou” ship is directly across the Indian Ocean into the Red Sea, Daya Ding Bay and then north through the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
I found, Indian Ocean and South China Sea very different landscape, sky landscape changing, when the children sunny, blue sky; children when the clouds rolled, rain bursts. Sunset sunset when it is blurred whirling, dizzying, delightful. So, when after dinner I took the camera, climb the highest point of warships, colorful sunset shot that record was the most exciting moments. (Zha Chunming)