China, ASEAN hold joint maritime rescue drill

中国-东盟国家海上联合搜救实船演练31日在广东湛江举行

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China Military Online
Editor
Li Jiayao
Time
2017-11-01

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 31 (ChinaMil) -- China and ASEAN countries held a joint maritime search and rescue drill at waters off Zhanjiang, a port city in South China’s Guangdong province on October 31.

广州10月30日电: 中国-东盟国家海上联合搜救实船演练将于10月31日在广东湛江海域举行。

It is the largest-ever joint maritime search and rescue drill China and ASEAN countries have held to date.

本次演练是目前为止我国与东盟国家规模最大的一次海上联合搜救实船演练。

Representatives of relevant agencies as well as maritime search and rescue forces from China and six ASEAN countries, i.e. Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Brunei, participated in the Human Life Rescue and Win-Win Cooperation-themed drill, which involved 20 ships, three aircrafts and about 1,000 personnel.

本次演练主题为“人命救助,合作共赢”,将有来自中国、泰国、菲律宾、柬埔寨、缅甸、老挝和文莱等7个国家相关机构的代表和海上搜救力量参演,参演船艇达20艘,飞机3架,参演人员约1000人。

The drill went on under completely realistic conditions without any preset scripts, said Zhuang Zeping, deputy directors of the Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Center and the Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration. “There are also a lot of ships from ASEAN countries navigating in waters of the South China Sea, the goal of the drill is to explore ways of increasing the success rate of maritime search and rescue as much as possible based on the human life-first concept,” Zhuang added.

广东省海上搜救中心副主任、广东海事局副局长庄则平介绍,本次演练没有脚本,完全以接近实战的方式进行,“在我国南海区域,东盟国家的船只也比较多,这次演练的目的就是探讨怎么样以‘人命第一’理念来尽可能提升搜救的成功率。”

The drill, sponsored by the Ministry of Transport of China and with the participation of search and rescue agencies from ASEAN countries, is another pragmatic joint action between China and ASEAN to implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, strengthen maritime search and rescue cooperation and improve capabilities of conducting joint emergency search and rescue operations.

本次实船演练由交通运输部主办,东盟国家搜救机构参与,是在沙盘推演基础上进行的实战演练,是落实《南海各方行为宣言》、加强海上联合搜救合作、提升应急搜救反应联合行动能力的又一次务实合作行动。

In addition, the China-Cambodia and China-Laos maritime emergency-rescue hotline construction project contract-signing and hotline-opening ceremonies were also held in Zhanjiang on Tuesday morning, marking the preliminary progresses of the maritime emergency-rescue hotline project between China and ASEAN countries.

据悉,10月31日上午,湛江海事码头将举行中柬、中老项目建设签约及开通仪式,这标志着中国-东盟国家海上紧急救助热线项目取得阶段性进展。

 

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