PLA anti-piracy patrol heads home

Deployed for 221 days.

Chinese anti-piracy patrol returns home

The Chinese navy’s 19th escort group has returned home after spending 221 days patrolling for pirates off the East African coast and conducting goodwill visits to foreign countries.

The flotilla returned to a military port in Qingdao on 10 July after setting sail in December last year. During their time at sea, the missile frigates Linyi and Weifang and supply ship Weishanhu escorted 109 ships in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, reports Xinhua.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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