Chinese naval taskforce wraps up visit to Australia

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Ouyang
2016-01-07 17:25

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 7 (ChinaMil) -- Three warships of the PLA Navy finished their 5 day-long replenishment in Australia and departed from the Port of Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon. They are sailing for East Timor for a goodwill visit.

The three Chinese naval ships, the guided missile destroyer Jinan, the guided missile frigate Yiyang and the supply ship Qiandaohu, also known as the taskforce152, started their global voyage while paying visits to different countries after completing merchant ships escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast on August 23, 2015.

Commander Peter Tedman, commanding officer of the Australian Navy Headquarters - South Queensland, staff members of the Chinese Embassy in Australia and the Chinese Consulate General in Brisbane as well as representatives of overseas Chinese living in Australia saw off the taskforce at the port.

While staying in Brisbane, the taskforce got its supplies replenished and equipment maintained. The taskforce also hosted a deck reception on Tuesday evening.

Brisbane is the 12th leg of the global port calls of the taskforce152. Its next destination is East Timor, according to schedule.

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