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Chinese fleet conducts 1st escort mission in Gulf of Aden


Source: | 01-07-2009 12:01

Special Report:   China navy's escorting mission

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A Chinese naval fleet has arrived in the waters of the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia. The three ships have conducted their first escort mission against pirates.

A ship of China Ocean Shipping Group Company (COSCO) sails in the Gulf of Aden under the escort of a Chinese naval fleet (not seen in the picture) Jan. 6, 2009. The Chinese naval fleet arrived Tuesday in the waters of the Gulf of Aden off Somalia to carry out the first escort mission against pirates. Four Chinese ships, including one from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, were escorted by the fleet. (Xinhua Photo)
A ship of China Ocean Shipping Group Company (COSCO) sails 
in the Gulf of Aden under the escort of a Chinese naval fleet 
(not seen in the picture) Jan. 6, 2009. The Chinese naval fleet 
arrived Tuesday in the waters of the Gulf of Aden off Somalia to 
carry out the first escort mission against pirates. Four Chinese 
ships, including one from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative 
Region, were escorted by the fleet. (Xinhua Photo)

Four Chinese merchant ships, including one from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, were escorted by the fleet close at hand.