China Deploys 32nd Ship Rotation to Somalia

April 4, 2019 – China’s 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy official WeChat account announced that same day. The naval fleet includes the guided missile destroyer Xi’an, the missile frigate Anyang and the Gaoyanghu, a comprehensive supply ship. This will be the first time that the Xi’an and Anyang have participated in an escort mission. One of the country’s new generation of self-developed Type-052C guided…

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