New Chinese task group in Gulf of Aden


The latest People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) task group deployed to the Gulf of Aden. The new 46th Rotation task group took over from the 45th on 4 March.

The 46th task group recently completed the 1,632nd escort task in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia. This was the first escort task after the taskforce set sail from Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province on 21 February.

The Type 054A class frigate  Xuchang escorted the Chinese general cargo ship Kaituo from COSCO Shipping throughout the course, and successfully arrived at the designated sea area on the morning of 9 March.

Source: PLA


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