On the morning of December 11, the Vietnamese mission returned home at Ha Long military port, Quang Ninh province.

Ship 267 of Vietnam during a joint patrol session

Two Vietnamese ships 266 and 267, under Brigade 170 of the Naval Region 1 Command, led by Captain Hoang Trung Dung, Deputy Chief of the Staff of the region, and Chinese ships 520 and 625, headed by Captain Zhao Yanwu, from Guangzhou Naval Base of the China’s Southern Theater Command, joined the patrol.

During the patrol, the Vietnamese and Chinese naval forces patrolled seven locations in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Signaling others about the distressed fishermen

Within the framework of the event, they conducted a search and rescue drill at sea. According to a simulated scenario, two Vietnamese and Chinese fishing trawlers in distress in the shared fishing grounds in the Gulf of Tonkin sent a mayday signal. In response, the two sides’ naval vessels rushed to the scene to rescue the troubled fishing boats.

At night, Vietnamese and Chinese naval ships practiced signaling light to exchange information.

The joint patrol contributed to maintaining order and security in the shared maritime area in the Gulf of Tonkin, boosting the implementation of the Vietnam-China agreement on fishery cooperation in the gulf and facilitating legal fishing of both sides’ fishermen in the area.

Translated by Van Hieu