Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chinese frigate Yantai visits Bulgaria's Black sea port

This must be the first time Chinese navy enters Black sea. Yantai 烟台 is a new Type 054A class frigate, 4000 tons, launched on August 24, 2010. It belongs to North Sea fleet. Bulgarian navy officers look at the helicopter on the deck of the frigate "Yantai" at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. Rear Admiral Xia Kewei (2nd L), political commissar of the 11th Chinese naval escort taskforce, shake hands with Kiril Yordanov (1st R), mayor of Varna, during their meeting at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. Kiril Yordanov (2nd L), mayor of Varna, meets with Rear Admiral Xia Kewei (3rd R), political commissar of the 11th Chinese naval escort taskforce, at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. Bulgarian navy officers visit the frigate "Yantai" at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. Bulgarian navy officers look at the helicopter on the deck of the frigate "Yantai" at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. Bulgarian navy officers look at the helicopter on the deck of the frigate "Yantai" at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on August 6, 2012. The frigate "Yantai", one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived here on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit.