For the past decade, a message that reads "We are the Chinese Navy escort fleet, please call us on channel 16 if you need help" has always been broadcasted in both Chinese and English to passing ships on the Gulf of Aden.
On the evening of April 14, two ships from the 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce to the Gulf of Aden successfully escorted four Chinese fishing ships to safe waters after a voyage of more than 500 nautical miles.
China's 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, the People's Liberation Army Navy official WeChat account announced that same day.
The Comprehensive supply ship Luomahu of the 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully rescued sick fisherman Huang Shunzu of a Fujian-based fishing vessel at 10:20 a.m. on February 27, local time
The amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan (Hull 998) of the 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully deterred six approaching suspected pirate boats during its escorting mission in the Gulf of Aden on January 22nd,ensuring the safety of the merchant ship.