Meet again in the new post. This time i want to share this information which is think its important for everybody to know about this news. Our government is finally deployed our new naval warship to join the last 3 warship in gulf of aden and waters off the coast of Somalia to protect merchant vessels against rampant pirates that still hold a Chinese ship for ransom.
As you all have known that Somalia is become a dangerous country include their off coast waters for the shipping line around the world. Somalia is well known now for its hijacking and pirating with detain ships asking for ransom.
On October 19, 2009, the finally manage to catch our Chinese coal-carrying vessel "De Xin Hai" owned by Cosco Qindaq with 25 crew members on board on her way back home was kidnapped by pirates about 1,000 sea miles away from the patrolling area of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean. So far all the 25 crew members have been identified as Chinese citizens by the shipping company they worked for. The Ministry of Transport is working on the release of the ship.
Answer of the situation, our government is deployed our newest warship of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on last Friday from Zhoushan to protect merchant vessels against rampant pirates that still hold a Chinese ship DE XIN HAI.
This ship is the fourth task force of its kind that China has sent to the region since the end of last year, Missile frigates FFG-525 Ma'anshan and FFG-526 Wenzhou will relieve the FFG-529 Zhoushan and FFG-530 Xuzhou from the PLA Navy's third flotilla which have patrolled the area since June.
This new warships will join Qiandaohu, a supply ship, which has been on duty in the region for about three months. The fourth warship will have a crew of more than 700, including a special force unit and two ship-borne helicopters.
They would actively take part in international humanitarian rescue missions. It is not immediately known whether the new naval task force will bear a rescue mission for "De Xin Hai", but the two Chinese frigates currently patrolling the area have intensified the frequency of surveillance by shipborne helicopters, skiffs and the special force unit for merchant vessels passing by.
China made an unprecedented move by sending three warships to the Gulf on December 26 last year in the first overseas escort mission for merchant vessels.
The PLA Navy warships have escorted hundreds of domestic and foreign vessels since the first our warship arrived in the region.
I Hope that DE XIN HAI will be relased soon. See you on the next post again dear byee.
Photograph Courtesy of China Daily
Source : China Daily, Wikipedia