Edited and Translated by Yan Meng, People's Daily Online
The 14th escort taskforces under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) arrived at the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast on March 13, 2013, local time.
The 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce participated in the "Peace - 13" multi-national maritime joint military exercise organized by the Pakistani Navy in Karachi and the adjacent waters in Pakistan from March 4 to 8, while sailing on the voyage to the Gulf of Aden.
During training, The 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce carefully formulated training plans, organized targeted training, focusing on the subjects of emergency takeoff and landing of the helicopter, the light and heavy weapons firing, and the special operation forces tactical search and rescue, so as to improve their ability to handle emergencies.
According to sources, after the 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce carry out joint escort missions with the 13th Chinese naval escort taskforce in two batches, it will perform escort missions independently.