The 36th and the 37th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on January 31, local time. After the ceremony, the 37th taskforce officially replaced the 36th taskforce in carrying out escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali.
At the handover ceremony, the command post of the 36th Chinese naval escort taskforce handed over relevant papers and equipment to its successor. Sailors of the two taskforces also exchanged views on escort tasks and training, political work and logistic support.
The 37th escort task force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy set sail for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia
The 37th PLA Navy fleet, composed of the guided-missile destroyer Changsha, guided-missile frigate Yulin, and comprehensive supply ship Honghu has left the military port in Sanya City of south China’s Hainan Province on Jan 16.