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Chinese naval medical ship sets sail for Africa

09-01-2010 09:44 BJT

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The Chinese naval medical ship, Peace Ark, has set sail from the port of Zhoushan to the Gulf of Aden and five other countries. It's part of a large scale program called "Harmonious Mission 2010".

The medical ship will travel to Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and Bangladesh. It'll provide medical care for Chinese escort officers and local people in Aden district.

Peace Ark will spread medical knowledge among children in five countries and offer traditional Chinese medicine to embassies. The ship carries high-level medical facilities and equipment as well as a first-aid helicopter. It's the first time it's been on such a mission.

Peace Ark: First hospital ship in the world with a 10,000-tonne capacity

The Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark set sail from Zhoushan Port in eastern China's Zhejiang Province Tuesday to head to the Gulf of Aden on its first overseas medical mission.

Peace Ark is the first hospital ship in the world with a 10,000-tonne capacity. China independently developed and built it.

It has 428 soldiers, officers and medical workers aboard. Full Story>>

The Chinese naval medical ship, Peace Ark, has set sail from the port of Zhoushan to the Gulf of Aden and five other countries. It's part of a large scale program called "Harmonious Mission 2010".
The Chinese naval medical ship, Peace Ark, has set sail from the port of Zhoushan 
to the Gulf of Aden and five other countries. It's part of a large scale program 
called "Harmonious Mission 2010".

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