Chinese frigate Daqing arrives at Djibouti for replenishment

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Ouyang
2016-04-12 15:10

The photo taken on Dec. 6, 2015 shows the guided missile frigate Daqing of the PLA Navy berthing in a naval port in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China’s Shandong Province. The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail on Dec. 6, 2015 from Qingdao and headed for the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast.   

DJIBOUTI, April 12 (ChinaMil) -- The guided-missile frigate Daqing of the 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the Port of Djibouti, the Republic of Djibouti on the morning of April 11, 2016, local time, for a four-day replenishment. This is the 2nd time for the frigate to come to Djibouti Port and the last round of replenishment for the 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce.

The frigate Daqing entered the Djibouti Port at 09:00 on Monday. Headed by Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Fu Huaqing, working staff of the Chinese Embassy to Djibouti, representatives of the China-funded institutions and members of the Chinese medical team to Djibouti came to the Djibouti Port to welcome the frigate and the Chinese naval servicemen.

According to the schedule, the frigate Daqing will be replenished with materials including fuel oil, fresh water and various kinds of fresh vegetables and fruits, and the sailors on board the frigate will take rests in turns.

While the frigate Daqing has replenishment in Djibouti, the guided-missile destroyer Qingdao and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu of the 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce will continue to perform their naval escort missions. To date, the taskforce has provided escort for 45 Chinese and foreign merchant ships in 21 batches.

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