Chinese Frigate Yancheng arrives in Auckland for international naval review


China Military
Zhang Tao

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The guided-missile frigate Yancheng (546) attached to the North China Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy enters the Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, on November 16, 2016. (Navy. Yonglei)


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 17 (ChinaMil) -- After participating in the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) maritime security exercise, which was conducted in the Hauraki Bay, New Zealand, on Nov. 15, local time, the guided-missile frigate Yancheng (546) of the Chinse PLA Navy arrived at the Auckland Harbour to participate in the international naval review activities on celebration of the 75th anniversary of founding of the Royal New Zealand Navy on November 16, local time.


The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) was established on October 1, 1941. Currently the RNZN has 11 ships and a total strength of more than 2500 personnel.


The Chinese guided-missile frigate Yancheng entered the Auckland Harbour through with the guidance of the HMNZS frigate Te Mana (F111) on 8:30 a.m. of November 16, local time.


After berthing at the Wynyard Wharf in Auckland Harbour, the guided-missile frigate Yancheng opened to public visit for 4 hours on Wednesday afternoon, which attracted lots of local people and overseas Chinese living or studying in Auckland.


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