Chinese Navy Ships to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Outpost

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Chinese Navy Ships to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Outpost

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 pm

The arrival this week of three ships from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy will coincide with the inauguration of a new Cambodian naval outpost on Koh Rong to ensure maritime security. The Chinese naval vessels are docking for four days in Sihanoukville on a friendly visit.

Chinese navy ships to dock in Sihanoukville
Publication date 07 January 2019 | 08:04 ICT
Three Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (Plan) ships will spend four days at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on an official visit from Wednesday to Saturday, Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha said on Sunday.

He said there will be no joint military drill as the visit coincides with Wednesday’s celebration of recent achievements on Koh Rong island, including the inauguration of a new naval outpost.

Sokha said China had requested the Sihanoukville visit to strengthen bilateral military ties.

The three Plan ships have no special mission, he said, and after the visit they will return to China, but he was unsure whether they would first continue to Thailand or Vietnam.

“They come for one simple purpose and nothing else. It is typical as our country is always friendly to foreign guests, not only Chinese visitors. Every year our country welcomes foreign navy forces from places such as Europe and Asia,” Tea Sokha said.

The National Committee for Maritime Security (NCMS) on Sunday said two of the ships, Plan Wuhu and Plan Handan, are 135m long and 16m wide with a displacement of 4,100 tonnes.

The third ship, Plan Dong Ping Lake, is 179m long and 255m wide with a displacement of 20,500 tonnes.

Wednesday, the day of the Chinese ships’ arrival, will see a celebration of Koh Rong island’s important recent achievements.

It will include the inauguration of a new naval outpost to ensure maritime security and a technical inspection of naval speedboat engines.

The event will also celebrate the installation of a new artificial marine life habitat on the island and the building of two bridges connecting Koh Rong with nearby islands.

Navy commander and NCMS secretary-general Tea Vinh said he will chair the Koh Rong celebration but has not yet contacted the event organiser for full details.

NCMS Secretariat deputy commander Mornh Chhundy told The Post on Sunday: “This naval outpost has been built to deploy experts to better manage information to ensure future maritime security.”
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships Arrive in Time to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Base

Post by Duncan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:17 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 pm
The arrival this week of three ships from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy will coincide with the inauguration of a new Cambodian naval outpost on Koh Rong to ensure maritime security. The Chinese naval vessels are docking for four days in Sihanoukville on a friendly visit.

Chinese navy ships to dock in Sihanoukville
Publication date 07 January 2019 | 08:04 ICT
Three Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (Plan) ships will spend four days at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on an official visit from Wednesday to Saturday, Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha said on Sunday.

He said there will be no joint military drill as the visit coincides with Wednesday’s celebration of recent achievements on Koh Rong island, including the inauguration of a new naval outpost.

Sokha said China had requested the Sihanoukville visit to strengthen bilateral military ties.

The three Plan ships have no special mission, he said, and after the visit they will return to China, but he was unsure whether they would first continue to Thailand or Vietnam.

“They come for one simple purpose and nothing else. It is typical as our country is always friendly to foreign guests, not only Chinese visitors. Every year our country welcomes foreign navy forces from places such as Europe and Asia,” Tea Sokha said.

The National Committee for Maritime Security (NCMS) on Sunday said two of the ships, Plan Wuhu and Plan Handan, are 135m long and 16m wide with a displacement of 4,100 tonnes.

The third ship, Plan Dong Ping Lake, is 179m long and 255m wide with a displacement of 20,500 tonnes.

Wednesday, the day of the Chinese ships’ arrival, will see a celebration of Koh Rong island’s important recent achievements.

It will include the inauguration of a new naval outpost to ensure maritime security and a technical inspection of naval speedboat engines.

The event will also celebrate the installation of a new artificial marine life habitat on the island and the building of two bridges connecting Koh Rong with nearby islands.

Navy commander and NCMS secretary-general Tea Vinh said he will chair the Koh Rong celebration but has not yet contacted the event organiser for full details.

NCMS Secretariat deputy commander Mornh Chhundy told The Post on Sunday: “This naval outpost has been built to deploy experts to better manage information to ensure future maritime security.”
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The third ship, Plan Dong Ping Lake, is 179m long and 255m wide with a displacement of 20,500 tonnes.
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships Arrive in Time to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Base

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:03 pm

A few thousands Chinese sailors on leave won’t make any difference downtown.
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships Arrive in Time to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Base

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm

The three Chinese navy vessels are due to dock in Sihanoukville tomorrow, 9 January 2018 and will remain until 12 January. Joint training exercises with Cambodian forces will take place near Ream Naval Base.
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships Arrive in Time to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Base

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:39 pm

Wait, they're building bridges across from KR? To which islands? Big bridges or little ones? Where the hell have they built a military base? At Sok San?
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships Arrive in Time to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Base

Post by Stinkman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:22 am

The third ship, Plan Dong Ping Lake, is 179m long and 255m wide with a displacement of 20,500 tonnes.
You can haul lots of elephant tusks and rhino horns in that.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:19 am

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China's missile frigate "Wuhu" arrives at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia, Jan. 9, 2019. The 30th Chinese naval escorting fleet, composed of missile frigates "Wuhu" and "Handan", and supply ship "Dongpinghu", arrived Wednesday at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port for a four-day friendly visit to Cambodia. (Xinhua/Mao Pengfei)
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Re: Chinese Navy Ships to Celebrate New Koh Rong Naval Outpost

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 am

Base instinct: how Chinese visit to Cambodia reignited rumour of navy port plan
Docking of warships revived speculation about implications of close military ties and whether Beijing wants to strengthen its hand in disputed waters
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2019, 7:50pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2019, 9:45pm
Fresh from celebrating four decades since the downfall of the former Khmer Rouge rulers, Cambodia welcomed several Chinese warships. Just days after last week’s anniversary, the vessels docked in the resort city of Sihanoukville, reviving concerns about the implications of close military ties between the two countries and the possibility China is planning a naval base in the kingdom.

Cambodia’s leader HE swatted away similar rumours about Beijing’s intentions last November, after receiving a letter from US Vice-President Mike Pence.

“The constitution of Cambodia bans the presence of foreign troops or military bases in its territory … whether naval forces, infantry forces or air forces,” the premier said, bluntly dismissing Washington’s concerns.

But after the navy visit, analysts said there may be some substance to the idea.

Paul Chambers, a regional analyst at Thailand’s Naresuan University, insisted: “Reliable, senior Cambodian officials have told me that the HE regime is moving toward the tacit approval of a naval base on a 99-year land concession in Koh Kong,” Chambers said in an email, referring to the coastal province where a Chinese developer is building a US$3.8 billion tourism project on 45,000 hectares of land.
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