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Guangxi's largest fishery patrol ship arrives in Xisha waters
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14:51, March 27, 2009

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At around 8:00 am on March 26, "China Yuzheng 45001," Guangxi's largest fishery administration ship arrived at Yongxing Island in the. It will perform fishery administration and escort missions in Xisha waters.

The 55-meter-long "China Yuzheng 45001," was built in 2001 and weighs 570 tons.

On March 23, 2001 the ship embarked on her maiden voyage at Beihai, Guangxi and formally joined the fishery administration ship formation of the Guangxi Inspection Team for the China Fishery Administration. The ship started executing fishery administration tasks protecting China's 200-nautical- mile exclusive economic zones.

On the morning of March 23, "China Yuzheng 45001" set sail from Beihai, Guangxi to the Xisha Islands, while docking in Sanya, Hainan at the halfway point of the trip for rest and supplies.

The ship is equipped with an advanced global positioning system as well as high-speed law enforcement motorboats. This mission will last half a month.

During this period, it will assist "China Yuzheng 311" in protecting fisheries and fishing ships within the Xisha waters, preserving China's maritime interests. It will execute fishery administrative patrols within China's exclusive economic zones, and conduct joint supervision missions in the Xisha waters.

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