JMSDF Monitors Four PLA Navy Ships in East China Sea

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 12/16, four Chinese naval vessels sailed north between Okinawa and Miyakojima and sailed toward the East China Sea. The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces will continue to pay close attention to trends in China’s naval vessels in the waters around Japan, and will make every effort to conduct surveillance and surveillance…

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HMS St Albans Shadows Type 054A Frigate Through English Channel

July 14, 2019 – Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans is today monitoring the progress of a Chinese warship through the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate is shadowing the Chinese Type 054A frigate Xian as it sails east past the UK enroute to Rotterdam and St Petersburg. St Albans will keep track of the Chinese ship’s activity as…

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China Sends Type 054A Yueyang to LIMA 2019

March 22, 2019 – At about 10 a.m. on March 20, 2019, the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yueyang (Hull 575) set sail from a naval port in Sanya, a city in southern China’s Hainan Province, for Malaysia, to participate in the 15th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). The 15th LIMA is set to open in Langkawi, Malaysia’s largest island,…

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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…

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Steel Cutting of Second Pakistani Type 05A Frigate Held in China

December 20, 2018 (APP):Steel Cutting ceremony of first war ship of Type 054A Frigates Project, being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard China. Addressing the ceremony as chief guest Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat said the accomplishment ushered new chapter in Pak-China friendship that had matured through the tests of times and…

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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…

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