Fleet 152 embarks on homebound journey, concluding visit to Indonesia

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Ouyang
2016-01-29 17:31

Sailors and commandos man the rails on the Chinese guided missile destroyer Jinan and wave goodbye to people at the Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Jan. 28, 2016. (cnr.cn/Dai Zongfeng)

JAKARTA, Jan. 29 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese naval taskforce 152, wrapping up its visit to Indonesia, the 14th and also final stop of its global navigation starting in last August, departed from the Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta on Thursday morning to embark on its homebound voyage.

The taskforce 152, also known as the 20th Chinese naval escort taskforce composed of the guided missile destroyer Jinan, guided missile frigate Yiyang and supply ship Qiandaohu, set sail from Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang province on April 3, 2015. After a four-month mission of offering escort to merchant ships in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, the taskforce took on the new mission of global goodwill visit on August 23, 2015.

The three Chinese warships have paid successful visits to Sudan, Egypt, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Australia, East Timor and Indonesia, carrying out joint military exercises with navies of Egypt, Denmark, France, the United States and Australia.

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