Thursday, 8 December 2016

Chinese Naval Ships visit San Diego

Chinese Navy Ships Dock in San Diego

December 6, 2016 4:34 pm

Three ships from the Chinese Navy are docking in San Diego this week for several days, according to local news reports.

According to NBC San Diego, the Jiangkai II-class frigates Yancheng and Daqing and the Fuchi-class oiler Tai Hu from China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy will dock in San Diego between Tuesday and Friday as their crews take part in events with crew members of the USS Cape St. George.

The naval craft will dock at B Street Pier in San Diego and one of the ships will also be open to the public for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The U.S. Navy first revealed that the ships would make a port call in San Diego last week, CBS 8 reported. The service said then that the sailors would participate in “sporting events and cultural exchanges designed to build trust and foster cooperative relationships,” 
according to the report.

The visit represents the third time over the past three years that Chinese Navy ships have journeyed to San Diego.

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