Supply ship commissioned for E China Sea fleet

Updated: 2013-09-12 20:55


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ZHOUSHAN - A supply ship was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday.

The supply ship Chaohu is a Chinese-made ocean-going vessel capable of replenishing both dry and liquid cargo, said Zhang Weidong, the ship's captain.

The ship, with hull number 890, successfully completed supply missions to two naval vessels during a trial voyage conducted recently, according to military sources.

Chaohu has a displacement of more than 20,000 tons and is able to sail to all kinds of sea areas except polar and ice regions, according to Zhang.