5 May 2015 2 Comments
Close up photos of the PLAN frigates. All photos by Yörük Işık. Used with permission.
After I have posted about the passage of PLAN frigates 550 Weifang and 547 Linyi more information and photos have emerged.
Mr. Mommsen from Marine Forum Magazine share the following information:
belong to 19th Chinese Navy anti-piracy task group which in the Gulf of Aden obviously has been relieved by arrived 20th Group … expect them to head for Sevastopol to participate in Russian “Victory Day” celebrations/naval parade on 09 May … afterwards return to Mediterranean … they are the ships earmarked (together with replenishment ship WEISHAN HU?) for announced exercise with Russian Navy (permanent MedSqn) … Chinese anti-piracy task groups upon completion of their missions in the Gulf of Aden routinely conduct visits to foreign countries (Europe, around Africa) before heading home.
The always informative Black Sea News states that at least one of the frigates is heading to Novorossiysk.
However, according to sources BSNews , frigates (or, at least, one of them) are sent to Novorossiysk to participate in activities in connection with the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.
So in a few days time we will definitely have more information about this deployment.