Chinese navy ships relief supplies to Tonga

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A + – The guided-missile frigate Wuzhishan (hull 582) leaves the dock of a Chinese naval taskforce on Jan. 31 to deliver disaster relief supplies to Tonga.Guangzhou, Jan. 31 (Xinhua/Zhou Yancheng) — Two Chinese naval vessels set off from a port in The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Monday morning to deliver relief supplies to Tonga.The taskforce consists of the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan and the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu of the PLA Navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command. The taskforce is loaded with more than 1,400 tons of disaster relief supplies, including mobile wooden houses, tractors, generators, pumps, water purifiers, emergency food and medical and epidemic prevention equipment.Aerial photo taken on Jan. 28, 2018 shows a Chinese naval fleet loading relief supplies to Tonga.Xinhua (Photo by Yin Zheng) In the face of the large quantity, variety and scattered distribution of loaded materials, the taskforce scientifically coordinated and strictly organized its officers and soldiers working in groups around the clock, and quickly and efficiently completed the loading and fixation of all materials.In order to prevent and control the epidemic, all supplies have been sterilized and quarantined for several times before being loaded onto the ship.The command ship Wuzhishan is also equipped with professional medical personnel and equipment, and is capable of epidemic prevention and control and medical treatment.The TASKforce will also provide assistance within its capacity to the Tongan side upon subsequent request.Sai Liucheng, head of the commanding group of the TASKforce, said that the taskforce has a short preparation time, a large load of supplies, a long sailing distance and high requirements for epidemic prevention and control. The taskforce has fully anticipated various complex situations and carefully organized missions to ensure the safe and rapid delivery of disaster relief supplies to Tonga.Photo taken on Jan. 29, 2018 shows a Chinese naval fleet loading relief supplies to Tonga.Xinhua/Xue Chengqing A Chinese naval taskforce prepares to transport relief materials to Tonga, east China’s Tonga, Jan. 30, 2018.Xinhua/Xue Chengqing A Chinese naval taskforce sends relief supplies to Tonga for epidemic prevention and elimination in Tonga, East China’s Tonga, Jan. 28, 2018.Xinhua/Wang Lei photo taken on Jan. 30, 2018 shows a Chinese naval taskforce preparing to transport relief materials to Tonga, east China’s Tonga.Xinhua/Xue Chengqing A Chinese naval taskforce prepares to transport relief materials to Tonga, east China’s Tonga, Jan. 30, 2018.(Xinhua/Xue Chengqing)