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Chinese training ship taskforce wraps up visit to Indonesia

( Source: China Military Online  )         2014-June-9 17:18

The picture shows that the officers and men of the training ship taskforce of the Chinese navy waved goodbye to the Indonesian Patrol Ship 813 after the CUES joint exercise. (Navy.81.cn/Duan Junfeng)

  SURABAYA, June 9 (ChinaMil)――The training ship taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) which was on an oceangoing practice and visit mission concluded its 5-day-long friendly visit to Indonesia and left Surabaya on June 7, 2014.

  The taskforce arrived in Surabaya on June 3.

  Ten Chinese naval cadets spent two days at the Indonesian Naval Academy where they received training. They lived, ate and trained together with the Indonesian naval cadets, and took part in a number of friendly matches.

  The Indonesian side also sent two naval cadets to "Zhenghe" ship for study. The PLAN taskforce also organized the officers and men to visit ships of the the Indonesian Eastern Fleet and the Indonesian Naval Academy, and held such activities as deck reception and ship Open Day.

  After departing from the port, the PLAN taskforce and Patrol Ship 813 of the Indonesian Navy conducted a joint exercise in the Java Sea area. The two sides carried out the exercise on the subjects of taskforce maneuvering, communication and others according to The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) as planned. This is the first time for the Chinese navy to conduct a joint exercise with a foreign military according to the CUES.

  The training ship taskforce of the Chinese navy set sail from a naval port in Dalian on April 30. A total of 171 cadets from the Dalian Naval Academy, the Naval University of Engineering and the Naval Aeronautical Engineering College, as well as 10 foreign military students from Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand were aboard "Zhenghe" ship in the journey.

  The taskforce has so far visited Vishakhapatnam of India, Rangoon of Myanmar and Surabaya of Indonesia during its Asian trip. "Fruitful results have been yielded from the visit to the three Asian countries, and the students on the ship have been tempered during the voyage," said Han Xiaohu, commander of the taskforce.

Editor :  Yao Jianing