USS Mobile Bay Hosts CNS Haikou Sailors

The officers and crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) played host to sailors from the Luhu-class destroyer CNS Haikou (DDG 171), one of three People’s Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] ships which visited Naval Base San Diego, August 10-14.

 

The Haikou, along with the Jiangkai-class frigate CNS Yueyang (FFG 575) and the Fuqing-class fleet oiler CNS Qiandaohu (AOE 886), were the first ever PLA(N) ships to participate in the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise held every two years in and around Hawaii.

The Chinese ships visited San Diego for rest and relaxation after completing the month-long exercise earlier this month.

During their stay in San Diego, crew members from Chinese and Americans ships collaborated in joint receptions, tours and sporting competitions.

Press Release, August 21, 2014; Image: US Navy

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