PLAN Qi Jiguang Visited Wellington October 26-30

The Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83), which is conducting the ocean-going training and nation-visiting mission, arrived in Wellington, capital of New Zealand on October 26, for a four-day goodwill visit to New Zealand. This is the first time that Ship Qi Jiguang has visited New Zealand after it’s commissioned and also that a Chinese naval training ship has visited Wellington. At about 10 a.m., the ship Qi Jiguang slowly docked at the No. 5 berth at the Port of Wellington. Over 200 personnel, senior officials and representatives…

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PLAN Qi Jiguang Arrives in Brunei

September 29, 2019 – The Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) that is carrying out a two-month ocean-going training and visit mission, made her first port call on Friday morning at the Port of Muara, Brunei, for a three-day friendly visit. This is the first time that the vessel has visited Brunei after its commissioning. At 8:30am local time, the Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang decorated with both Chinese and Brunei national flags, slowly docked at the 4th and 5th berths of the Port of Maura. Over…

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PLA Navy Training Ship Qi Jiguang Begins Second Training Cruise

September 23, 2019 – Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang (sometimes translated as Qi Zhiguang), carrying 517 sailors and cadets, left a military port in Dalian for ocean-going training at 10 a.m. on September 20. Qi Jiguang ship will visit a number of Asia-Pacific countries including Brunei, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Fiji. This is the second ocean-going training mission of the ship since it was commissioned. Rear Admiral Yu Wenbing, political commissar of the PLA Dalian Naval Academy, serves as the commanding officer of the mission,…

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PLA Navy training ship visits Portugal

The training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy docked in Lisbon, capital of Portugal, on Monday morning for a four-day goodwill visit. More than 200 people, including Chinese Ambassador to Portugal Cai Run and staff members from the Chinese Embassy in Portugal, as well as representatives of China-funded institutions, overseas Chinese and Chinese students in Portugal were at the pier to welcome the ship. During the ship’s port call in Lisbon, Rear Admiral Yan Zhengming, superintendent of the PLA Navy’s Dalian Naval Academy…

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Naval cadets practise seamanship on training ship Qi Jiguang

More than 300 midshipmen on the training ship Qi Jiguang attached to the Dalian Naval Academy of the Chinese PLA Navy started their on-the-site practice of far-sea navigation skills in an area of the South China Sea on Sept 20. On the flight deck of the training ship, some midshipmen were seen learning how to use the sextant, one training item of celestial navigation. Li Hui, an instructor from the Dalian Naval Academy told PLA Daily that celestial navigation involves determining the position of vessels by observing celestial bodies, measuring…

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PLA Navy commissions new oceangoing training ship

February 22, 2017 – A new training ship joined the PLA Navy on Feb 21 with the commissioning and naming ceremony held at a naval port Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning province on Tuesday morning. Vice Admiral Tian Zhong, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, attended the ceremony. He presented the ensigns of the PLA and the PLA Navy and the naming certificate to the new training ship. The new oceangoing training ship has been named Qi Jiguang after an ancient Chinese national hero Qi Jiguang (1528–1588) in the Ming Dynasty…

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