CHINESE WARSHIP ESCORTS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMMEFebruary 12, 2018 - 13:48
A Chinese Warship has been working in support of the World Food Programme (WFP), following an escort request by EU NAVFOR.
On 10th February 2018, the guided missile frigate Yancheng of the 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce completed the successful escort of the MV SELIN-M, a merchant ship transporting humanitarian supplies for the United Nations WFP, through the Gulf of Aden and into Mombasa.
EU NAVFOR sent an escort request to the international escort forces as their own Warship ESPS Patiño was involved in counter piracy operations. This support demonstrates the good work and cooperation that can be achieved in the region.
Coordinated efforts between EU NAVFOR and other international maritime organisations are vital to ensure the free flow and safe passage of commerce around the Horn of Africa. The frequent Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conferences held in Bahrain provide a critical mechanism to work out and share best practices. The images shown are from the Chinese Ministry of Defence. See a YouTube link to a Chinese film of the escort: http://bit.ly/2o0hize
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