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China's hospital ship arrives in Gulf of Aden

2010-09-16 07:49:12 GMT2010-09-16 15:49:12 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

The Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark reached the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday to provide medical services for Chinese sailors there. The ship set sail from Zhejiang province in East China on Aug 31 and reached the gulf after a 5,300-nautical mile (9,816km) voyage. Peace Ark is the first hospital ship in the world with a 10,000-ton capacity, with 428 soldiers, officers and medical workers on board. [Photo/Xinhua]

Doctors and nurses at the Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark train for treating injuries on Sept 15. In two days, they will join the sixth Chinese naval escort flotilla, which provides protection for Chinese merchant ships in the gulf, and they will offer medical services on board.[Photo/Xinhua]

Doctors and nurses at the Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark train for treating injuries on Sept 15. They will also travel to Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and Bangladesh, and help provide medical treatment for locals.[Photo/Xinhua]

A helicopter prepares to take off from the Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark on Sept 14. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark reached the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday to provide medical services for Chinese sailors there. The ship set sail from Zhejiang province in East China on Aug 31 and reached the gulf after a 5,300-nautical mile (9,816km) voyage. Peace Ark is the first hospital ship in the world with a 10,000-ton capacity, with 428 soldiers, officers and medical workers on board.

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