China’s Navy Goes to High Seas for Peace

March 13, 2019 – “Resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, China never seeks maritime hegemony.” said the deputies and members from the Chinese Navy participating in the “Two Sessions”. They believe that China’s Navy goes to the high seas, not only to protect its motherland, but also to maintain world peace. Chinese PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866) carried out free medical service tasks in the Oceania, Central and South America in 2018. They sailed 31,800 nautical miles in 205 days, treating 50,884 people and performing…

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PLAN Peace Ark Takes Part in Chilean Fleet Review

December 7, 2018 – The Chilean Navy hosted an international fleet review to mark its 200th anniversary in Valparaiso December 2, 2018, local time. Twenty-four surface ships, two submarines and 15 aircrafts from countries such as Chile, China, the US and UK participated in the fleet review. The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), currently on its Harmonious Mission 2018, arrived in the port city of Valparaíso on November 29 for its first friendly visit to Chile. The Peace Ark participated in the celebration to mark the 200th…

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Ships from Five Countries to Attend Exponaval 2018

(Google Translation) The presence of vessels belonging to the marinas of Colombia, China, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom will strengthen the strong international presence at Exponaval 2018, XI International Naval and Maritime Congress Exhibition for Latin America, to be held between December 4 and 7 in the Concón air base, which is organized by the Chilean Navy and FISA. These naval units will participate, together with units of the National Navy, in the Great Naval Magazine that the Navy has organized for Sunday December 2 in the…

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Chinese Hospital Ship Peace Ark Visits Grenada

October 8, 2018 – The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), which is on the “Harmonious Mission 2018,” arrived in Grenada’s capital ‎St. George’s on October 2 for an eight-day friendly visit and providing humanitarian medical service. This is Peace Ark’s second visit to the country since 2015. Grenada, located at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, is the sixth stop of the “Harmonious Mission 2018”. The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark arrived at the ‎St. George’s Port at 10 a.m. on…

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Chinese Hospital Ship to Visit to Dominica Instead of Chilean Navy Bicentennial

October 3, 2018 – In a surprise change of schedule, the Chinese navy hospital ship Ark Peace will visit Dominica on October 12 through 19 instead of the originally planned attendance at the Chilean Navy Bicentennial October 14. This will be the first time for Ark Peace to visit Dominica which is the 39th country to be visited. During the visit, the mission commanders will pay courtesy calls on the senior government officials of Dominica. Hospital ship Ark Peace will offer free medical services to the local people and staff…

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Chinese naval hospital ship leaves Tonga for Central and South America

August 21, 2018 – The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), which is on the “Harmonious Mission 2018”, left the Port of Nukualofa, Tonga at around 10 a.m. on August 20, after completing an eight-day friendly visit and humanitarian medical service there.During the visit, medical personnel of the Peace Ark provided diagnosis and treatment for 5,532 persons and auxiliary examinations for 2,598 persons, with 13 inpatients and 14 cases of surgery. The Tongan side hosted a warm farewell ceremony for the Peace Ark at the port, which was…

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PLAN Peace Ark in Papua New Guinea July 12-18

The Chinese navy hospital ship Ark Peace will arrive tomorrow in Port Moresby to provide free medical services from July 12 to 16 to the local community. According to information gathered from the Chinese Embassy, those who are interested in getting free medical service onboard the ship, can contact PNGDF Taurama Military Hospital and Gerehu General Hospital or visit the Ben Moide Club to get their names pre-registered. Pre-registration and the medical services are free of charge. The visiting Chinese navy hospital ship will work closely with the PNG Defence…

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PLA Navy Hospital Ship Peace Ark Sails Through Japanese Waters

Google Translation Around 4:30 am today (June 29), a Chinese Navy hospital ship monitored by the Maritime Self – Defense Force entered Japan ‘s connected waters north of Taisho Island, the Senkaku Islands. After that, the Japan Coast Guard patrol boat sent a radio call to the vessel and monitored and warned, and around 5:30 am on the same day, the ship originated from Japan connected water area in the northeast of Taisho Island Did.

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PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark sets sail for “Harmonious Mission 2018”

The PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866) set sail from its homeport in Zhoushan in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday morning to embark on the voyage of “Harmonious Mission 2018”. It is the Peace Ark’s 7th “Harmonious Mission”, which will bring the ship to more than ten countries, including Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Columbia, Venezuela, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic and Ecuador, to provide humanitarian medical services. Upon invitation of the Chilean Navy, the Chinese naval hospital ship will also have a stop…

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Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), currently on tasking, arrived in Dili, capital of Timor-Leste, on Thursday for an 8-day friendly visit and humanitarian medical services. This is the first visit of Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark to Timor-Leste, and also the second visit of the PLA Navy to Timor-Leste. Over 500 people, including Timor-Leste’s Minister for Defense and Security Cirilo José Cristovão, Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Liu Hongyang, Chinese military attaché Huang Damin, working staff of the Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste, representatives…

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Peace Ark arrives in Mozambique

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark, which is on the “Harmonious Mission-2017”, arrived Monday at the Maputo Port in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, for an 8-day goodwill visit. The hospital ship will also provide humanitarian medical services in Mozambique. Mozambique is the 36th country the Peace Ark has visited since it joined the PLA Navy in 2008. Over 500 people including officials from the Mozambique Defense Ministry and Navy, working staff of the Chinese Embassy in Mozambique, local overseas Chinese welcomed the Chinese naval hospital ship…

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Peace Ark arrives in Angola

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark has arrived in Luanda, capital of Angola on Thursday morning, on an eight-day mission to deliver free medical services to the local people. Guan Bailin, Task Group Commander, said this is the first time Peace Ark has visited Angola, and the mission is aimed at enhancing the cooperation between the two countries. The Peace Ark was commissioned in 2008 and has traversed 34 countries, providing free medical services where they arrived, Guan said. In the years between 2010 and 2015, the Peace Ark…

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PLAN Peace Ark wraps up visit to Republic of Congo

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark, which is on the “Harmonious Mission 2017”, left the Port of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo on October 17 after successfully completing an eight-day goodwill visit and humanitarian medical service in the African nation. A grand farewell ceremony was held at the dock and over 400 people, including senior government and military officers of the Republic of Congo, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Xia Huang and embassy staff, the working staff of China-funded institutions, as well as…

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Gabonese president hails visit by China’s hospital ship Peace Ark

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba boarded the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark that was paying a friendly visit to Gabon and spoke highly of the free medical services provided by the Peace Ark for the Gabonese people on October 7, 2017. The president also said that the first visit paid by the Chinese hospital ship to Gabon is a concrete step to implement the consensus reached by the heads of China and Gabon on elevating the bilateral relationship to comprehensive partnership and bears witness to…

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PLAN Peace Ark Visits Djibouti

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark arrived at Djibouti Port of the Republic of Djibouti August 24th for a 9-day visit. This is the first time that the Peace Ark has paid a visit to Djibouti after seven years. Nearly 200 people welcomed the visiting Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark at the port, including Djibouti Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Tahir Ali Mohamed, Chief of Djiboutian Navy Captain Abdourahman Aden Cher, Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Fu Huaqiang and Defense Attaché to Djibouti Ji…

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