Chinese Ships in Vladivostok for Joint Sea 2017

A four-vessel Chinese naval fleet comprised of the guided-missile destroyer Shijiazhuang (Hull 116), the guided-missile frigate Daqing (Hull 576), the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960) and the submarine rescue ship Changdao (Hull 867), arrives at a naval port in Russia’s Vladivostok on Sept. 18, 2017. The second stage of the China-Russia Joint Sea – 2017 military exercise is scheduled to be held in Vladivostok from September 18 to 26, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photos by Li Sanhong)    

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Chinese naval fleet departs for joint drill in Russia

A Chinese naval fleet sailed from a port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday for Russia’s Vladivostok to take part in a scheduled joint military exercise with the Russian navy. The fleet consists of missile destroyer “Shijiazhuang,” missile frigate “Daqing,” comprehensive supply ship “Dongpinghu,” and submarine rescue ship “Changdao.” The fleet is carrying ship-borne helicopters and deep submersible rescue vehicles.The upcoming drill, which will be held in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk, is the second phase of an annual joint naval drill between the two countries. The…

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