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'Zheng He' ship visits Spain

(PLA Daily)

14:06, June 12, 2012

The "Zheng He" oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) performing the "Harmonious Mission - the 'Zheng He' ship's round-the-world voyage" arrived in Cadiz, Spain, on the morning of June 9, 2012 to start a 6-day-long friendly visit.

According to the briefing, the "Zheng He" ship will hold a reception on the deck and open the ship to the staff of the Chinese Embassy in Spain, the Chinese-funded institutions, Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese as well as the officers and men of the Spanish Navy during the visit.

In addition, in order to make relevant preparations for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, the "Zheng He" ship will organize its officers and men to conduct an all-round inspection and maintenance on the ship equipment and facilities.

The "Zheng He" oceangoing training ship wrapped up its visit to Italy on June 4. It entered the North Atlantic on the early morning of June 8, local time, after successfully passing through the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the busiest waterways in the world. Meanwhile, the internship cadets on board were organized to conduct the first nighttime navigation operation training since they set sail.

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