18th Chinese naval escort taskforce sails

PLA Navy’s ongoing escort programme in Gulf of Aden.¬†

18th Chinese naval escort taskforce sets sail

Web Editor: Li Yan

The 18th naval escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army sets sail from a naval port in Zhanjiang, south China’s Guangdong province, to the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somalia coast at 09:00 on August 1, 2014, to take over the escort mission of the 17th Chinese naval escort taskforce.

Du Jingchen, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, came to the port to see off and address the 18th naval escort taskforce.

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Source: ecns.cn

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