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Chinese frigate completes second escort of Syrian chemical weapons

( Source: China Military Online  )         2014-January-29 15:45

  PORT OF LADHIQIYAH, January 29 (ChinaMil) -- The guided missile frigate “Yancheng” of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) completed its second escort mission for maritime transportation of Syria’s chemical weapons on January 27, 2014.

  The ships from Denmark and Norway loaded with Syria’s chemical weapons, jointly escorted by vessels from China, Russia, Denmark and Norway, sailed out of the boundary line of Syrian territorial waters at 18:29 on January 27, 2014, local time.

  Ships from Denmark and Norway arrived at Syria’s Port of Ladhiqiyah one after another at about 11:00, local time, to load the second batch of Syria’s chemical weapons.

  The guided missile frigate “Yancheng” and escort vessels from Russia, Denmark and Norway conducted patrols and surveillance in designated sea areas outside the Port of Ladhiqiyah respectively.

  It is learnt that before the second escort mission for Syria’s chemical weapons, the guided missile frigate “Yancheng” of the PLAN and the “Peter the Great” cruiser of Russia assigned their liaison officers to communicate and coordinate relevant issues on the mission in a timely manner.

Editor :  Zhang Tao