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13th Chinese naval escort taskforce conducts first independent escort mission

By  Guan Lei and Xiao Delun (China Military Online)

08:57, November 30, 2012

The 13th Chinese naval escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) began to carry out the 522nd escort mission at 10:00 of November 28, 2012, local time. This is the first independent escort mission of the 13th Chinese naval escort taskforce since it set sail from Zhanjiang of south China's Guangdong Province on November 9,2012.

Previously, the 12th and 13th Chinese naval escort taskforces have jointly completed the 520th and 521st escort missions.

It is learnt that the escort mission is undertaken by the "Huangshan” guided missile frigate and the "Hengyang” guided missile frigate in the form of accompanying escort, and the two frigates are scheduled to reach the southern waters of the Mandeb Strait on November 30, 2012.

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