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Chinese navy completes 22 escort missions


Source: | 02-26-2009 09:44

Special Report:   China navy's escorting mission

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The Ministry of Transport says the Chinese navy has carried out 22 missions escorting 63 vessel trips since it arrived in the Gulf of Aden.

The Ministry of Transport says the Chinese navy has carried out 22 missions escorting 63 vessel trips since it arrived in the Gulf of Aden. 
The Ministry of Transport says the Chinese navy has carried 
out 22 missions escorting 63 vessel trips since it arrived 
in the Gulf of Aden.

The ministry is warning civilian ships to raise their guard as the peak period of hijacking by Somali pirates is approaching. It says civilian ships should improve their self defense capacity and cooperate closely with the navy.

Merchant ships travelling in the waters off the Somali coast need to apply for a naval escort seven days in advance. The navy's supply ship in the region stocked up on fuel, water, food and other goods in the port of Aden for the first time over the weekend.


Editor:Zhang Ning