Chinese cargo ship were rescued by pirates attacked the course: the first aircraft arrived on-site printing
fight pirates on the Indian Ocean
– remember the rescue of bulk cargo ship hijacked by pirates “FULL CITY”
Xinhua Beijing, May 9 (Xinhua correspondent Lin Hongmei) Beijing 5 September 8 am, has been subjected to piracy “boarding” attack Bulk Carrier “FULL CITY”, the Indian Coast Guard vessels escorted safely to the purpose of Hong Kong and India Tuticorin.
after thrilling international rescue ship 20,000 tons of cargo, in the Indian Ocean has successfully emerged from seven boarding pirate attacks, 24 Chinese crew members safe.
5 月 5 日 11 点 50 points, while rapid phone rings, China Maritime Search and Rescue Center General Duty Office Attendant Ping Shidong grabbed the phone: “Our ship was attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, seven pirates have boarded, my 24 has entered the security cabin crew members, request emergency assistance.”
Ping Shidong doing records, while detailed questions: “How long pirate ship? a few pirates?”
“7 pirate, a pirate ship and they just ship a few minutes, the crew seize the time to enter the security cabin.”
“is not everyone on board into the safe compartment?” “Yes.”
“the situation on board the machine how to?” “Main body, and vice machine did not shut.” A slave did not shut Ping Shidong know the crew is facing a great risk, the ship’s auxiliary engine control lighting system , Vice-machine did not shut the lights are on board means open, easy to find pirate crew.
“ship to keep in touch with the outside world?” “The crew with a satellite phone.”
“FULL CITY” is a Panamanian-registered bulk cargo, tonnage of 20,000 tons , Captain 167 m, 3.76 m high deck to the surface, the ship filled with more than 26,000 tons of fertilizer from Jordan heading for the port of destination in India. Installed specifically to prevent the pirates on board with the security cabin. Cruise ship convoy from the China Sea range 1200 nautical miles.
“immediately search positioning!” General Duty Office Search and Rescue Center Deputy Director Zhang Invalides orders. Attendant to adjust the satellite positioning screen is flashing “FULL CITY” jumped out the chart wheel, speed, heading, where the longitude and latitude accurately and automatically displayed.
“start emergency plans to prevent piracy!” Chapter Invalides added.
rescue information in an orderly manner from this issue:
11 点 55 points, the Chinese navy command center received a distress call escort private communications; 12 points, five Attendant separately to 5 IU e-mail, phone, fax, notification information and coordinate relief efforts.
12 点 10 points, the International Maritime Organization, the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Asia anti-piracy information sharing center, dedicated to fight the pirates of the U.S. D151 task forces, Britain’s anti-piracy maritime trade liaison office five centers and the fight against piracy has a direct effect of international institutions, China Maritime Search and Rescue Center received requests assistance information.
At the same time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry immediately launched the emergency mechanism, indicating the embassy in India and other host Governments urged to send their warships in the waters near the incident as soon as possible to the rescue.
information and a request is issued, the relevant duty personnel look forward to, rescue forces out as soon as possible.
12 30 pm, the Chinese navy convoy came the message: “The convoy dispatched two ships, at full speed to the scene, about 25 hours to reach.” “Coordinated by the Chinese navy, the British escort ships’ Iron Count ‘number to the rescue, about 7 hours after arrival. “
then, Asian anti-piracy information sharing center replies:” Indian Coast Guard aircraft and warships dispatched to the rescue. “UK Maritime Trade Office set up in Dubai, the focal point of anti-piracy Re: “U.S. warships have been coordinated, the Turkish Coast Guard to the rescue. the closest U.S. warship seven hours to the scene.”
within half an hour, China India, the United States, Britain, Turkey and other countries from being attacked by pirates ships closer to ships, aircraft were mobilized, ships set sail at full speed, the aircraft into the sky.
escort warships distant as China, foreign troops will first scene. Foreign troops to the scene of the pirate ships entrenched in Da Buda? China will not hurt the crew? Transport Minister Li Shenglin duty room brooded over the total. He and Vice Foreign Minister Li Jinzhang, Ding Yiping, deputy commander of the Navy repeatedly on the phone to discuss a response.
13 points to help the owner sent letter: “Considering the distance of China’s navy, the coordination of foreign troops on board requested assistance.”
agreed by the Foreign Ministry, the Chinese government through China maritime search and rescue center sent to inform the parties involved in the rescue: “The Chinese government agreed to guarantee foreign warships in the safety of my crew, under the premise, if necessary, to take urgent measures to save my boarding crew.”
a Zhang huge dragnet thrown into the pirates.
bulk captain Tangxue Gang Organization 23 crew cabin to stay safe. Seven pirates on board around to look for their hiding places. If the crew found and seized by pirates, the pirates will be the crew hostage, hijacked cargo ship, ask for high ransom.
the Indian Ocean in summer, airtight security cabin unbearably hot. An hour later, the crew all hot sweating, gasping, headache seems to explode. The captain called the company asking it possible to open the ventilation holes on the safe compartment. Company answered; “under no circumstances able to open! If opened, the pirates may find you. Insist! Persevering! Rescue ships and aircraft have your departure.”
crew adhere to teeth with . They heard the pirates on board four percussion, look for them. Percussion draws near, 13 points, even knocking the pirates to secure cabin door. 24 people out of the atmosphere can not, nervously looking at the door. Pirates hit a while, that no one, and then went on to knock elsewhere.
2 万 tons of ship, there are hundreds of accommodation, is familiar with the people on board, should take more than an hour.
“We have heard the voice of the aircraft, please verify that it is not a rescue plane landed on board?” 13:30, the captain Tang Xuegang to the rescue center called the duty room.
chapter Invalides telephoned his anti-piracy information sharing center in Asia, the other replied: “We understand that India sent the aircraft in the past, is a fixed-wing aircraft can not land on the ship, please The crew do not come out! “
chapter Invalides and then telephoned his Indian Coast Guard, the person told him:” Our aircraft have been to the scene, we see a pirate ship. “
“aircraft can not take your rescue?” Chapter Invalides to ask.
“aircraft fixed-wing aircraft can not land on board, we can not take on board the rescue operation and we have to get in touch with the pirates, pirates warned immediate withdrawal of warships coming soon.”
chapter does not allow the military to figure out the aircraft landing on board, called to tell the captain, told the crew do not come out.
India plane circled back and forth in the air, kept command of the pirates issued a warning: “leave as soon as possible, leave as soon as possible! Multinational warships coming soon!” “American ships coming soon! Indian warships coming soon! Turkish ships immediately come! get out! “
plane circled to 15:40, running out of fuel, and flew away.
17 点 5 points, the U.S. cruiser “Bunker 3″ sailed to 30 sea miles away from where bulk carriers, carrier-based aircraft took off from a ship, 17:30 flew over; 18 points, the U.S. warship reach; 18:30, Turkish warships, “Giresun” arrives; 20 points, the Indian warships arrived at the scene.
when U.S. planes flew over the scene, they found parked next to the pirate ship bulk carriers bulk carriers have been 20 sea miles away. “FULL CITY” quiet ship, drifting in the sea, the ship can not see movement. The crew were taken hostage taking, or the pirates themselves are gone? People’s mind wondering.
multinational rescue force in the field exchange information, discuss a joint operational plan: to cover by the U.S. aircraft, Turkish commandos on board, to find and arrest pirates.
18 30 pm, the U.S. warship “Bunker 3″ responsible for the cover, Turkish commandos boarded the bulk carrier 3 meters high. 19:30, completed the first round of the search did not find the pirates.
who are not sure whether the pirates still on board, 24 crew members do not know.
start the second round of search, a cabin and a cabin commandos to find traces of pirates. 22:50, commandos search over all the cabins, told the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center Phone General Office: “ships have been checked and found no piracy is estimated at U.S. aircraft before the arrival of pirates pirate ship ride ran away. 24 crew members are safe, you can come out. “
commandos shouted out security cabin crew, the crew vigilance is high, still do not believe. Search and rescue center attendant called the captain: “You be safe, you can come out.”
23 8:25, 24 and finally out of the safety of the crew cabin, they moved to embrace, breathing, breathing the sea breeze.
China Maritime Search and Rescue Center General Duty Office of duty fear the pirates come back, I hope the Indian warships to escort. The result is coordinated by the Turkish warships to escort two hours to reach the search area in India, the Indian warships to escort.
“FULL CITY” to restore normal navigation, drove at full speed to the port of destination. At 16:10 on the 6th, Liu Bin, China Maritime Search and Rescue Center Attendant Captain Tang Xuegang again received a phone: “I have two boats trailing round, round six sea miles away from me. Is likely to pirate ship, boat speed of 6. Warship request to come. “
Liu Binan comfort the captain said:” Do not be nervous, you are prepared to deal with the pirates of the self-help round preparation you can make boat turned to see if boats are not even told you back in Do not too tight, as soon as possible find out the truth! “
duty room, the 6 volts on duty on the table, draw the three ships of the orientation map, according to the ship’s speed and direction, and analysis of two small boats of pirates ship is unlikely, is likely to be the local fishing boats.
but can not have a chance of heart. How to do if the pirates? A few people grabbed the phone, contact the relevant international organizations separately.
5 月 6 日 20 points, China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre, India General Duty Office received a call the Coast Guard response: “trailing Panamanian bulk carrier ‘FULL CITY’ of the two boats is confirmed, the local fishing boats, not the pirates. “
several duty officers hanging heart finally down. Satellite positioning on the big screen, like a ship moving along the coast forward icon, displayed next to the ship’s name: “FULL CITY”, has entered the Indian Coast Guard cruising range. All people grow in one breath. Soon, the Indian Coast Guard ships to “FULL CITY” close by, their escort.
pirates have boarded, but did not get robbed adults and boats, the creation of the joint international aid to fight pirates success story. Transport Minister Li Shenglin told reporters concluded: “The incident started on a clear ‘coordinating all rescue, to ensure safety of the crew’ direction; the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Navy coordinated with other parties to form a rescue effort ; the United States, India, Turkey and other countries to prevent, combat piracy on the high degree of consensus understanding for success provides a strong support for the rescue; crew have a high degree of awareness, the ship is equipped with a security module, for the launch of rescue for the time. “This is it times the success of international rescue the main experience.
pirates, is the shame of mankind in the 21st century civilization. The international rescue once again proves that justice will prevail over evil. As long as the world work together to attack, will be able to beat the Pirates, Paul Miles ocean sunny.