25th, 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces hold mission-handover ceremony

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China Military
Editor
Zhang Tao
Time
2017-04-24
Sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile frigate Hengyang (Hull 568) of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce as the guided missile frigate Huanggang(Hull 577) of the 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce approaches before the two taskforces hold a handover ceremony on April 21, local time. (Photo by Li Youtao)

GULF OF ADEN, April 24 (ChinaMil) -- The 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on the afternoon of April 21, local time.

The handover ceremony was held on the guided missile frigate Hengyang(Hull 568) of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce at 14:00 on that day, local time.

After the ceremony, the two taskforces would jointly implement naval escort tasks in a temporarily combined taskforce, and then the 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces would separate and implement their port call tasks and independent escort missions respectively, according to sources.

The 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce departed from Zhanjiang City of south China's Guangdong Province on December 17, 2016 to perform naval escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali coast.

Sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile frigate Hengyang (Hull 568) of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce as the guided missile frigate Huanggang(Hull 577) of the 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce approaches before the two taskforces hold a handover ceremony on April 21, local time. (Photo by Li Youtao)
The photo features the scene of the handover ceremony between the 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces. (Photo by Li Youtao)

 

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