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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 08:09 
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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 12:03 
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As Airfire loves his choppers...

One of two this morning....this one onboard PLAN Frigate Weifang 550 :smt023

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And another onboard the Yancheng 546


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 13:20 
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Stand-by, more chopper pics incoming ... and some of ships!

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2018, 16:27 
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Integrated Supply Vessel TAIHU (889)
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Frigate WEIFANG (550)
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Frigate YANCHENG (546)
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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
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Doug wrote:
As Airfire loves his choppers...

One of two this morning....this one onboard PLAN Frigate Weifang 550 :smt023

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And another onboard the Yancheng 546


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thank you Douglas...wow what a sight..two Harbins!!!! :D

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Thank you Dean for the close up of 9816 Harbin -Z9!!!! =D>

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Great Pics Dean. :smt023

I thought I spotted you out there in the distance on the pilot boat....


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Thanks Doug! =D>

Managed to score this, thanks to a willing interpreter and one of the ship crew. :D
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Nice hat Dean! Would love to get one ,


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What are the white banners / clothes hanging over the sides for?


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AllanRoy wrote:
What are the white banners / clothes hanging over the sides for?


I was also unsure, until I saw the tugs take up station. Then I saw that the white banners were there to prevent the hull from becoming dirty!

I must say, I took a tour of the YANCHENG (no photos inside!) and she was spotless, in tip-top shape. Would never have thought she had spent over five months at sea.

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How did it compare to the SAN's frigates in terms of crew comfort?

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How did it compare to the SAN's frigates in terms of crew comfort?


I never got to see the actual mess or personnel quarters. There is a smartly dressed sailor at every intersection, directing you with white gloves in the direction of their choosing. :lol:

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HMS Protector A173 arrived in the bay Friday 3rd August 2018. :D


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I believe she departs again tomorrow afternoon without entering harbour.

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