Chinese Task Group visits Auckland

Two ships from China’s Peoples Liberation Army-Navy visited Auckland, New Zealand, on June 15.

CAPTIONChinese frigate Heng Yang enters Auckland Harbour. Photo by Mike Millett, AirflowNZ.

The Type 054 A Guided Missile Frigates Heng Yang [568] and Yu Lin [569] were on a goodwill visit as part of a wider tour in the Asia Pacific following their counter-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden.

Accompanied by replenishment ship Hongh, the task group was expected to take part in maneuvers and drills with New Zealand units.

CONTACT friend Mike Millett from AirflowNZ was in Auckland to capture the ships’ arrival…

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