Three Chinese Navy ships arrived in San Diego as part of a routine port visit that will last from December 6 to 9.
Two Jiangkai II-class frigates Yancheng (FFG 546) and Daqing (FFG 576), and the Fuchi-class oiler Tai Hu (AOR 889) were hosted by the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cape St. George (CG 71) in San Diego, where sailors from both navies will participate in sporting events and cultural exchanges.
This is the third time PLA(N) ships have visited San Diego since 2014.
“Practical cooperation, such as port visits and key leader engagements, helps us enhance transparency and mitigate risks when we operate at sea,” said Rear Adm. James S. Bynum
commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine. “Continuous dialogue is necessary to find where we share interests and also to address disagreements candidly if they arise.”
Following the port visit, PLA(N) ships will join USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) at sea and will conduct a maneuvering exercise.