17 April 2017

News Story: Chinese navy rescues Panamanian ship from pirates in Gulf of Aden

A Chinese Navy Frigate (File Photo)
BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A convoy sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rescued a Panamanian ship that was being attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday.

The PLA Daily reported Sunday that Frigate Hengyang of China's 25th convoy fleet received a report around 9:30 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time from the Mercury system saying that the ship ALHEERA was under attack by five pirates and was requesting help.

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