Vietnamese ships 266 and 267 of the Vietnam People’s Navy and ships 627, 649 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy joined the patrol.

Vietnamese naval troops joining the patrol (Photo:

On this occasion, the Vietnamese and Chinese naval forces patrolled seven locations on a 276-nautical-mile voyage in the Gulf of Tonkin. During the patrol, they also conducted a search and rescue drill at sea as well as signal exchange.

The organization of the joint patrol aimed to foster neighborhood cooperation, traditional friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the two navies, maintain order and security in the shared maritime area in the Gulf of Tonkin, and share experience and promote cooperation in search and rescue at sea.

Translated by Minh Anh