Chinese Anti-Piracy Drill
Chinese Navy Commandos from the 14th Escort Fleet have run a series of simulated rescue operations during recent anti-piracy exercises in the Arabian Sea.
Navy commandos conduct anti-piracy drill
Naval commandoes from China’s 14th escort fleet board a launch boat to conduct a combat rescue exercise on March 10 in the Arabian Sea.
The drill, under the command the missile destroyer Harbin, simulated a coordinated rescue operation involving naval airmen and commandoes in response to a distress signal sent out by a “hijacked” commercial ship, played by the supply ship Weishanhu.
The escort fleet comprised of three ships – the missile destroyer Harbin, the frigate Mianyang and the supply ship Weishanhu – carrying two helicopters and 730 troops.