Tuesday, October 29, 2013

China issues no-sail order in northern Bohai Sea

Liaoning Provincial Maritime Bureau issued a latest sailing warning on October 22, 2013 to notify that military operations will be implemented from 08:00 on October 23, 2013 to 08:00 on November 14, 2013 at waters within an area delimited by connecting lines of the following four points in northern Bohai Sea and any ships should not enter the sea area within the above mentioned time, according to CCTV news report.

  1. 39°56′N 120°16′E

  2. 39°56′N 120°38′E

  3. 39°29′N 120°31′E

  4. 39°29′N 119°54′E

The "Liaoning" aircraft carrier of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) unmoored on October 23 to continue its trip for scientific experiments and trainings.

It is said that the trip of the "Liaoning" aircraft carrier this time will mainly center on experiments and trainings on maritime test flight of shipboard fighters.

The scope of no-sail sea area this time is completely the same as that when "Liaoning" aircraft carrier carried out its last training missions, according to sources.

Since 2013, the "Liaoning" aircraft carrier has successively completed such trainings as continuous take-off-and-landing and taking-off with maximum weight and at the shortest distance by the J-15 carrier-borne fighters. During the trainings, China's first batch of shipboard fighter pilots and carrier landing commanders successively obtained their qualification certifications.

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