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China navy rescues crew and Tuvalua ship from Somalia pirates | Coastweek

CNS Yulin is a guided missile frigate - The Type 054A (NATO codename Jiangkai II) frigate is a class of Chinese multi-role frigates, the first of which entered service with the People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force in 2007 Type 054A frigate made first operational deployment to Gulf of Aden, when FFG-570 Huangshan set sail as part of 2nd Escort Flotilla/Task Group 167 on 2 April 2009, the Escort Flotilla arrive there on 13 April 2009, and take over form 1st Escort Flotilla/ Task Group 169 on 15 April 2009. Since then 11 type 054A have deployed to Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy operations. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA and PLA NAVY

China navy rescues crew and Tuvalua ship from Somalia pirates

BEIJING China (Xinhua) -- The convoy fleet sent by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy have rescued a Tuvaluan ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday local time.

The navy said in a statement that its 25th convoy fleet, which was conducting the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali at the time, received report of the hijack of the ship OS35 at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

The fleet’s vessel Yulin set out for the area immediately.

After some reconnaissance and having contacted with the ship’s crew, rescue operation started early Sunday morning.

A group of 16 members from the navy’s special force boarded OS35 and rescued the 19 crew members.

The statement said all the 19 crew members were under the protection of the Chinese navy, and soldiers carried out a thorough search of the ship to clear possible security threat.
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EARLIER REPORT:

EU Naval Force investigating reports of possible piracy incident in Gulf of Aden

EU NAVFOR -- EU Naval Force is working with counter-piracy partners to investigate reports of a possible piracy incident involving a cargo vessel on Saturday 8 April in the Gulf of the Aden.

Further information will be provided by the EU Naval Force once facts about the incident are confirmed.
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FURTHER READING:

Another Vessel Hijacked Off Somalia - Second during Month of March 2017

             

 

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