BEIBU GULF, Dec. 3 -- According to relevant agreements between the Chinese and Vietnamese militaries and the routine annual plan, the 31st China-Vietnam joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf was successfully held from November 25 to 26, 2021.
China and Vietnam each dispatched two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol, which lasted for nearly 28 hours and had a total voyage of more than 250 nautical miles.
The patrol fleets of the Chinese and Vietnamese navies arrived at the assembly location respectively on Nov. 25, exchanged greetings via international marine radio channels, and started the joint patrol along the China-Vietnam maritime boundary in the Beibu Gulf.
During the joint patrol, the ships of the two navies informed each other of the hydrological and meteorological conditions, sea and air conditions, and the heading and speed of the fleets. They also alternated command of the fleets, carried out light signal exercise, and launched a joint search and rescue drill.
On Nov. 26, after arriving at the terminal of the joint patrol, the Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships exchanged farewell speeches and seamen manned the rails waving goodbye to mark the end of the joint patrol.