FS Orion’s Activities in the Indian Ocean Area

From February 22 to 26, the Tripartite Minesweeper (CMT) Orion patrolled the Red Sea before calling at Port Berenice in Egypt. It conducted mine warfare cooperation actions with the Egyptian Navy, then resumed its patrol towards the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait to reach Djibouti. Following her stopover in Djibouti, CMT Orion carried out minehunting operations off the coast of Djibouti, then participated…

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39th PLAN Escort Group’s First Operation for 2022

On January 4, local time, the 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce safely escorted eight Chinese fishing boats to the southern waters off the Bab El-Mandeb Strait, successfully completing the first escort mission in 2022. The escort taskforce received the escort application from eight Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels on December 28, 2021, local time. These fishing vessels were affiliated with China…

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