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"Peace Ark" hospital ship returns to China

( Source: China Military Online  )         2014-September-19 16:28


The "Peace Ark" is ready to depart from the Port Moresby. The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), left Papua New Guinea for China on September 18, 2014, local time, after successfully completing the "Harmonious Mission - 2014". (navy.81.cn/Ju Zhenhua)

  MORESBY, September 19 (ChinaMil) -- The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) that is carrying out the "Harmonious Mission - 2014" left Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for China on the morning of September 18, 2014 after successfully completing its medical assistance mission in four countries in the South Pacific.

  After finishing the "Rim of the Pacific - 2014" (RIMPAC - 2014) joint military exercise, the "Peace Ark" hospital ship sailed from Hawaii, the U.S., on August 4, 2014 to four countries, including Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea for a visit and medical assistance mission.

  During the mission, the "Peace Ark" hospital ship provided a series of medical services including health physical check, outpatient service, as well as medical exchange and cooperation. It provided outpatient services for 22,211 persons/times, auxiliary examination such as CT and DR for 10,268 persons/times, and successfully performed 212 operations.

  Shen Hao, commander of the "Harmonious Mission - 2014", said that the four-nation medical assistance mission in the South Pacific demonstrated China's role as a responsible power and the PLA's positive attitude to safeguard peace and caring for life.

  According to the plan, the "Peace Ark" hospital ship will sail for 11 days consecutively from September 18, 2014 and arrive at the home port in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, on September 29, 2014.


Commanding Officer Shen Hao is shaking hands with the Chief of Staff of Papua New Guinea's National Defence Forces who comes to see the "Peace Ark" hospital ship off. The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the PLAN, left Papua New Guinea for China on September 18, 2014, local time, after successfully completing the "Harmonious Mission - 2014".(navy.81.cn/Ju Zhenhua)

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