Friday, February 27, 2009
Destroyer "Haikou" of the Chinese naval fleet on an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden successfully rescued a Liberia-flagged Italian merchant vessel on the morning of February 24, local time. This was the second foreign merchant ship rescued by the Chinese naval fleet. Prior to this, destroyer "Wuhan" successfully rescued a Greek merchant ship from pirate attack on January 29.
Missile Destroyer Haikou 171