26th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrives in Gulf of Aden

Source
China Military
Editor
Zhang Tao
Time
2017-04-24
The comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu (L)(Hull 966) assigned to the 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce conducts replenishment-at-sea with the guided missile frigate Huanggang (Hull 577) en route to the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast. The 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail from China on April 1 to implement the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast (Profile photo by Jia Yanyan)

GULF OF ADEN, April 24 (ChinaMil) -- The 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce, consisting of the guided missile frigates Huanggang(Hull 577) and Yangzhou(Hull 578) and the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu(Hull 966), arrived in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast at 06:00 on April 21, local time, after the continuous navigation of over 7,000 nautical miles for 20 days and nights.

The taskforce departed from a naval port in Zhoushan City of east China's Zhejiang Province on April 1, and arrived in its mission area after successively passing through the Miyako Strait, the Makassar Strait, the Sunda Strait and the Indian Ocean.

During the navigation, the taskforce conducted a series of targeted training according to the new trends and characteristics of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast, so as to lay a solid foundation for its upcoming naval escort missions.

 

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