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10th Chinese naval escort taskforce returns to base

By Gao Yi and Tang Zhuoxiong (PLA Daily)

10:57, May 08, 2012

The picture shows the No.171 warship returns to its base in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province.(PLA Daily)

After successfully completing the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast and wrapping up its visits, the 10th naval escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) returned to its base on the morning of May 5, 2012. Xu Hongmeng, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, attended the welcoming ceremony and expressed the sincere greetings and warm congratulations to all the officers and men of the 10th Chinese naval escort taskforce on behalf of Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA Navy, and Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the PLA Navy, as well as the leading organs and all the officers and men of the PLA Navy.

The 10th Chinese naval escort taskforce of the PLA Navy, composed of the "Haikou" warship, the "Yuncheng" warship and the "Qinghai Lake" supply ship, has completed 40 batches of escort missions for 240 Chinese and foreign vessels in more than 6 months since it set sail on November 2, 2011. It also carried out friendly visits to Mozambique and Thailand and berthed in Hong Kong after wrapping up its escort missions.

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