Chinese frigate Binzhou makes technical stop in Italy

The guided-missile frigate Binzhou (Hull 515) of the 29th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived in the Port of Naples, Italy, on July 11, for a three-day technical stop after the completion of its “Kiel Week” visit in Germany and participation in the Centenary Celebration of the Polish Navy in Poland. At 13:00 local time, accompanied by the performance of Carabinieri Band of Italy, the frigate Binzhou slowly pulled into the Port of Naples. The Chinese Ambassador to Italy Li Ruiyu and his wife, along with the staff of the embassy…

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Type 054A Rizhao Joins PLA Navy

The new guided-missile frigate Rizhao (Hull 598) joined a destroyer flotilla attached to the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on Jan. 12, with the commissioning and naming ceremony held at a naval port in Dalian, north China’s Liaoning province on Friday. The ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. , Wang Jianwu, commander of a destroyer flotilla attached to the North China Sea Fleet, announced the commissioning and naming order, and presented the ensigns of the PLA and the PLA Navy and the naming certificate to the new frigate.…

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