(Chinanews.com) 09:00, October 17, 2013
At 2 a.m., Oct. 15 (Beijing Time), a Chinese naval fleet passed through the Strait of Magellan for the first time. The fleet is composed of the guided missile destroyer "Lanzhou", the guided missile frigate "Liuzhou" and the comprehensive supply ship "Poyanghu".
Strait of Magellan, October 16 (ChinaMil) -- A taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) which is composed of the guided missile destroyer "Lanzhou", the guided missile frigate "Liuzhou" and comprehensive supply ship "Poyang Lake" successfully sailed through the Strait of Magellan at 15:00 on October 14, 2013, local time. This is the first time for the PLAN to pass through this important international waterway.
The taskforce entered the western opening of the Strait of Magellan through an inner water channel of Chile on the afternoon of October 13, local time.
"The passage features long narrow section, winding watercourses, many wide-angle turns, strong west wind, huge surges and changeable currents," said Tang Yinchuan, captain of the "Lanzhou" ship. For safety's sake, the taskforce strictly implemented the navigating arrangements under conditions of narrow channel, fog and heavy weather, and at last successfully passed through the strait.
Situated at the southern tip of mainland South America, the Strait of Magellan is an important waterway between South Pacific and South Atlantic oceans. In 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan passed through the place, and hence the name "Strait of Magellan". The strait is approximately 563 kilometers long and only 3.3 kilometers wide at its narrowest point. With raging waves inside and craggy rocks on both sides, it is one of the waters with the world's most violent stormy waves.
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Chinese naval taskforce enters West Pacific
(China Military Online) 09:01, September 09, 2013
The guided missile frigate "Liuzhou" navigates in the West Pacific on September 5, 2013. A taskforce composed of the guided missile destroyer "Lanzhou" and the guided missile frigate "Liuzhou" from the South China Sea Fleet of the PLAN sailed through the Bashi Channel on Thursday morning and entered the West Pacific. The two Chinese warships, entrusted with an outgoing visit mission to Chile, Brazil and Argentina, set sail on September 3 from Sanya, a port city in south China's Hainan province. (Navy.81.cn/Zeng Xingjian)
WEST PACIFIC, September 6 (ChinaMil) -- A taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) which is to visit three South American countries, namely, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, passed through the Bashi Channel and entered the waters of the West Pacific at around 07:00 on September 5, 2013.
According to Li Xiaoyan, commander of the taskforce and deputy chief of staff of the South China Sea Fleet of the PLAN, after entering the West Pacific, the taskforce will carry out training as planned, so as to further test related tactics and training methods and improve the taskforce's capability for performing tasks on high seas.
Situated between the Orchid Island of China's Taiwan and the Y’Ami Island of the Philippines, the Bashi Channel is an important international east-west waterway connecting the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), ships and airplanes of every country have the freedom to navigate through and fly over the channel.
Uncle Mao sudah mulai menunjukkan taringnya...
NAVY task force nya udah main-main ke Amerika Selatan