Coordination between EU NAVFOR and Chinese Navy produces successful results.March 28, 2011 - 13:19
On 22nd to 25th March, Chinese warship FFG-525 MAANSHAN (CTF-526) escorted the World Food Programme (WFP) vessel AMINA from Berbera to Bosasso.
After the meeting between COMEUNAVFOR and the Commander of the Chinese Force (CTF-529), which took place on board the Spanish Flagship CANARIAS on 15th February, a daily exchange of information and coordination for escorting merchant vessels carrying WFP aid has been carried out.
The results of this mutual understanding between the Chinese Forces and EUNAVFOR have resulted in the first historical WFP escort by a Chinese Naval warship. This is evidence of good coordination and co-operation with one of the many partners in the fight against piracy.
After the arrival of MV AMINA in Bosasso, the WFP highlighted the high level of professionalism shown by the Chinese warship belonging to CTF-526.
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