Sunday, May 20, 2012

CMS Cutter Xiang Yang Hong 06 commissioned.

With the backdrop of the North Korea holding Chinese fishermen for ransom at gun point (here),  The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) commissioned one of its largest "Coast Guard" cutters to date for strengthen "jurisdiction rights and law enforcement capabilities" in the Yellow Sea. (here). It is to be under the command of the 1st China Marine Surveillance squadron,  Northern Seas Branch, headquartered in Qingdao.

Xiang Yang Hong 06 is 4900 tons fully loaded,  91 meters in length, 14.7 meters in breadth and 7.6 meters in moulded depth.  It's endurance is rated at 60 days for a crew of 60 and 15,000 nautical miles.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chinese Maritime Surveillance (CMS) to commission 36 cutters in 3 years.

Chinese Maritime Surveillance (CMS) to commission 36 new cutters from 2010 to 2012 including seven 1500 ton class, fifteen 1000 ton class and fourteen 600 ton class "to better protect China's maritime interests".

Not sure what is the urgency but it sure helps to have a strong domestic shipbuilding industry  to handle bursting demands.  

中国明年完工36艘海监船 将极大提升海上维权实力
20120510 05:41 来源:中国日报网

  (记者:王倩 编辑:陈璐)

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