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'Peace Ark' hospital ship leaves Gulf of Aden

(China Military Online)

09:33, July 30, 2013

GULF OF ADEN, July 29 (ChinaMil) --The "Peace Ark" hospital ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) wrapped up its 15-day-long medical services to and medical exchanges with escort officers and men of various countries and left the waters off the Gulf of Aden at 14:00 on July 26, 2013, local time.

This is the second time for the "Peace Ark" hospital ship to offer medical services to Chinese escort officers and men in the Gulf of Aden, and the first time for the ship to offer medical services to overseas escort officers and men.

During its stay in the Gulf of Aden, the "Peace Ark" hospital ship made physical examination for 359 persons/times, conducted out-patient treatments for 213 persons/times and performed 7 operations for Chinese escort officers and men.

The hospital ship also successively received commanders of the U.S led Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), the European Union (EU) Combined Task Force 465 (CTF-465) and the NATO Task Force (NTF) 508 as well as 34 escort officers and men from Pakistan, Turkey and the Netherlands and so on.

The hospital ship conducted 5 medical exchanges with overseas escort ships and offered medical services to 11 persons/times for foreign escort servicemen, wining praise from escort officers and men of various countries.

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