24th Chinese naval escort taskforce returns home

海军第24批护航编队凯旋

Source
China Military
Editor
Yao Jianing
Time
2017-03-09

 

哈尔滨舰
China's guided-missile destroyer Harbin, one of the three warships of the 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce, returns to its homeport in Qingdao on March 8 after completing escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.
 

8日上午,海军第24批护航编队完成护航、出访和中外联演任务,返回青岛某军港。

QINGDAO, March 9 (ChinaMil) -- The 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce returned to its homeport Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday morning.

海军司令员沈金龙到码头迎接,并向编队全体官兵表示诚挚问候和热烈欢迎。

Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong, commander of the PLA Navy, joined the sailors meeting the taskforce at the dock and extended greetings to all the officers and soldiers in the taskforce.

第24批护航编队由哈尔滨舰、邯郸舰和东平湖舰组成,2016年8月10日起航赴亚丁湾、索马里海域执行护航任务,圆满完成多批多艘中外船舶护航任务。

The 24th escort taskforce, comprising of the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull 579) and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960), set sail from Qingdao for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast on August 10, 2016.

发现并驱逐疑似海盗活动小艇8批15艘,派医疗救护人员紧急救治商船外籍船员。

In the mission period lasting four months since September 10, 2016, they have successfully provided escort for Chinese and foreign merchant ships, and discovered and expulsed suspected pirate boats.

编队先后对沙特、卡塔尔、阿联酋和科威特进行了友好访问。

After departing from the Gulf of Aden on January 5, 2017, the taskforce paid friendly visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

该编队在返回中国前赴巴基斯坦参加“和平-17”多国海上联合演习。

Before returning to China, the taskforce participated in the "Aman-17" multinational joint naval exercise held in karachi of Pakistan from February 10 to 14.

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