Chinese Naval Contingent in Manila for Four Day Visit

January 16, 2019 – A task force from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China, consisting of two frigates and a replenishment ship, will dock at Pier 15, South Harbor in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit beginning Thursday. Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Capt. Jonathan Zata, said in a statement Wednesday that the contingent, composed of the frigates Wuhu (539) and Handan (539), and replenishment ship Dongping Hu (960), is set to arrive at 9 a.m. A welcome ceremony and port briefing will be conducted upon arrival of the…

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International Fleet Parade for 60th Anniversary of Tunisan Navy

October 16, 2018 – The participation of a large number of foreign military vessels and ships in a naval parade in Tunisia reflects the confidence of these countries in the “stability process” in Tunisia, Navy Captain Noureddine Chakroun told reporters on Tuesday. He was speaking at the end of the naval parade held by the Ministry of Defence in the Gulf of Tunis off La Goulette, on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Navy. Organized for the first time in the history of the Navy, this parade brought…

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30th Chinese naval escort task force sets sail for Gulf of Aden

August 7, 2018 – The 30th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali from a naval port in Qingdao of east China’s Shandong Province on Monday morning to carry out the escort mission. The taskforce consists of the guided-missile frigates Wuhu (Hull 539) and Handan (Hull 579), the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960), as well as two ship-borne helicopters and dozens of special operations soldiers, a total of nearly 700 personnel. It is the first time for the guided-missile frigate…

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