Chinese naval ship docks at Salalah port for replenishment

Source
China Military
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-02-13

A lookout sailor assigned to the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce on the guided missile frigate Hengyang (Hull 568) is on duty when the frigate enters the Port of Salalah in Oman for a five-day replenishment. (Photo/ Li Youtao)


SALALAH PORT, OMAN, Feb. 13 (ChinaMil) -- The guided missile frigate Hengyang of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce entered the Port of Salalah in Oman for a five-day replenishment and rest at about 11:00 on Feb 11, local time.

Omen is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, adjoins the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and borders on the Gulf of Oman and Arabia Sea. The Port of Salalah in Oman is a local cargo-shipping hub.

During the five days at the port, the frigate Hengyang is scheduled to be replenished with living materials including vegetables and fruits, as well as carry out equipment repair and maintenance.

In addition, the sailors on the frigate will take a short break and conduct a series of cultural and sport activities to alleviate their physical and mental stresses.

During the absence of the Hangyang, the other two ships of the taskforce, the comprehensive supply ship Honghu and the guided-missile frigate Yulin, will continue to carry out their naval escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

The two ships will be arranged to have port replenishment at the Port of Salalah in turn following the guided-missile frigate Hengyang. During their stay at the Port of Salalah, all the three Chinese naval ships will strictly follow relevant port management regulations of Omen.


The guided missile frigate Hengyang (568) of the 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce enters the Port of Salalah in Omen for replenishment at about 11:00 on Feb 11, local time. (Photo/Li Youtao)

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