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China's 13th escort fleet departs for Somali waters


10:20, November 10, 2012

The supply ship Qinghaihu of China's 13th naval escort fleet departs from a port in Zhanjiang, South China's Guangdong province, to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters for escort missions, Nov 9, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

The 13th naval escort squad, sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, departed Friday from China to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters for escort missions.

The squad, which left a port in Zhanjiang of South China's Guangdong province, will succeed the 12th escort fleet currently conducting missions in Somali waters.

The 13th convoy fleet includes the frigates Huangshan and Hengyang, the supply ship Qinghaihu, two helicopters and an 800-strong troop. The three ships have all previously conducted escort missions.

Since December 2008, authorized by the United Nations, the Chinese navy has dispatched 12 fleets to the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to escort more than 4,890 Chinese and foreign ships.

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