The 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce has returned to China after completing merchant ships escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia and a port visits to three north African nations.
The 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the guided-missile destroyer Haikou, the guided-missile frigate Yueyang and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu arrived at the Port of Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 19, for a 2-day technical stop.
The 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce left Sunday afternoon Casablanca after a 5-day friendly visit to Morocco, embarking on its voyage home.
A vessel of the Chinese PLA Navy rescued two drowning crew members from a sinking Mongolian cargo ship in waters off Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province around midnight Sunday.
The guided-missile frigate Weifang of the 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce expelled one suspected pirate boat at the west waters of the Gulf of Aden on Jan 20, local time.
The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out from a naval port in Qingdao of East China's Shandong province on the morning of December 3, for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali coast.
The 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce departed on Wednesday morning from a naval port in Toulon of southern France to embark on its voyage back to China after completing its four-day friendly visit to France, the last leg of its visit to four European countries.
Since 2008, Chinese PLA Navy has dispatched 26 escort taskforces, involving 83 vessels and 22,000 soldiers, to carry out escort missions at the Gulf of Aden and in waters off the Somali coast.
The People's Liberation Army officially established its Djibouti Logistics Support Base on Tuesday, according to a news release from the PLA Navy.
The 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce concluded its friendly visit to Vanuatu and set sail for home on June 27, 2017, local time.
The 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, on June 24 for a friendly visit to the Pacific island nation.
The 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce completed its five-day friendly visit to New Zealand and departed from the Port of Auckland in New Zealand on June 19.
Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, also commander of the EU CTF-465, paid a cross-deck visit to the guided-missile frigate Huanggang of the 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce on the morning of June 13.
The 25th Chinese escort naval fleet, which has just finished its four-month mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived in Madagascar for a 5-day visit Friday.
China handed over three suspected pirates captured in an rescue operation on a Tuvaluan cargo ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden to the authorities in Somalia on May 5, said the Information Bureau of China's MND on Thursday.
The 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces conducted their second joint escort operation in the Gulf of Aden on April 25 after their rendezvous and mission handover on April 21.
The 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on the afternoon of April 21, local time.
The 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast at 06:00 on April 21, local time, after the continuous navigation of over 7,000 nautical miles for 20 days and nights.
The "quadrilateral mechanism" seminar on Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) was held at the PLA Shijiazhuang Mechanized Infantry Academy from April 10 to 14, 2016, in north China's Shijiazhuang city, capital of Hebei Province.
The convoy fleet sent by the Chinese PLA Navy rescued a Tuvaluan ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday local time.