Chinese naval taskforce sets sail for ocean-going cadet training

China Military Online
Lin Congyi
2024-05-12 20:17:44

By Song Zixun and Zhou Zhou

Sailors of the 83rd Taskforce man the rails as the ship leaves the port.

DALIAN, May 12 -- The 83rd taskforce, composed by training ship Qi Jiguang and amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, set sail respectively from a naval port and a civil port in Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, for the ocean-going cadet training mission. Taking naval sailors and cadets onboard, the ships will also visit Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

It is learned that the cadets onboard for the training and visit mission were chosen from PLA Dalian Naval Academy and Naval Submarine Academy, including five foreign cadets from the former, who will be mix-grouped and trained together with their Chinese counterparts.

During the mission, the taskforce will organize training for cadets to promote their capabilities of performing duties and comprehensive qualities required for ocean navigation. While docking at foreign ports, the taskforce will also conduct official meetings, visits, exchanges and other activities to deepen the friendship with the people of the countries they visit.

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