Multilateral naval exercise Komodo 2018 concludes

Source:China Military Online Editor:Li Jiayao 2018-05-11

The photo taken on May 5, 2018 shows sailors on guard duty aboard the Chinese Navy frigate Liuzhou at the anchorage area during the Komodo 2018 multilateral naval exercise. The exercise was hosted by Indonesian Navy and held in waters off Lombok of Indonesia from May 5 to 9, 2018. (81.cn/ Zeng Xingjian)

ABOARD DESTROYER CHANGSHA, May 11 (ChinaMil) -- Multilateral naval exercise Komodo 2018 concluded on Wednesday in the sailing pass drill. Two Chinese naval ships participating in the exercise embarked on their homebound journey on Wednesday afternoon.

The exercise, hosted by Indonesian Navy, was held in waters off Lombok of Indonesia. A total of 50 ships from 34 countries participated in joint drills in three phases of harbor training, maritime drills, shore engineering and medical civil rescue program. China's guided-missile destroyer Changsha and guided-missile frigate Liuzhou participated in the entire exercise.

On the Lombok island, Chinese naval officers and soldiers participated in the opening ceremony of the exercise, fleet review, engineering and medical civil rescue drills, and multilateral exchange activities such as city parade, Komodo Mataram Fun Run, culinary games, coral reef planting, and ball games.

At the sea phase of the exercise, the participating naval vessel conducted joint drills of aerial photography, replenishment between sailing vessels, ship-borne helicopter landing on each other's warship, checking and warning-off and maritime interception, joint search & rescue, and diving operation.

"We made full preparations for the Komodo-2018 exercise," said Lai Minghe, the political commissar of the Chinese naval fleet. "The participating navies have strengthen mutual understanding and friendship through joint drills and multilateral cultural and sports exchange activities in the past six days," Lai added.

Naval ships from different countries taking part in the Komodo 2018 multilateral naval exercise conduct drill of sailing pass on May 9, 2018. The exercise was hosted by Indonesian Navy and held in waters off Lombok of Indonesia from May 5 to 9, 2018. (81.cn/ Zeng Xingjian)

 

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