SANYA, Apr. 26 (ChinaMil) -- A Chinese naval fleet consisting of guided-missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) and guided-missile frigate Liuzhou (Hull 573) set sail for Indonesia from a military port in Sanya on the morning of Apr. 25 to participate in the Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018, with a ship-borne helicopter and hundreds of officers and soldiers.
The Komodo 2018 multilateral naval exercise will be hosted by the Indonesian Navy from May 3 to 9 in Pulau Lombok Island of Indonesia and nearby waters. Fifty ships, 14 helicopters and 15 fixed-wing aircraft from navies of 25 countries including China, the US, Russia, France, the UK and Indonesia will participate in the exercise.
During the joint maritime exercise, the various navies will practice such subjects as damage control, aerial photography, joint search and rescue, replenishment-at-sea, inspection and expelling, maritime interception and sailing pass. At the same time, they will provide medical assistance to residents of Pulau Lombok Island and repair damaged some roads on the north of the island.