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12th Chinese naval escort taskforce starts in-port rest and replenishment

By Cheng Bijie and Hou Rui (PLA Daily)

08:35, August 15, 2012

With the "Yiyang" guided missile frigate of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) berthed at the Djibouti Port of the Republic of Djibouti at 09:30 of August 13, local time, the 12th Chinese naval escort taskforce started its first round of in-port rest and replenishment since it set sail on July 3, 2012.

During the 5-day-long in-port rest and replenishment, the "Yiyang" warship will focus on equipment maintenance and replenishment of materials including fuel oil, fresh water, various fresh vegetables and fruits, and organize its officers and men to go ashore for a visit and shopping in batches.

Meanwhile, the "Changzhou" guided missile frigate and the "Qiandao Lake" comprehensive supply ship will continue to carry out the escort missions. The two ships will also be scheduled to berth at the Djibouti Port for rest and replenishment at a later time.

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