Pubblicato in: Cina, Criminalità Organizzata

Pirateria. Fregata cinese abborda nave piratata e la libera.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-04-14.

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Il problema della pirateria nel Golfo di Aden non è più argomento di cronaca sui media occidentali, ma non per questo ha cessato di  esitere e di operare.

Molto semplicemente, l’Occidente è impotente di fronte a questo fenomeno, anche perché talune nazioni occidentali finanziano e proteggono attivamente quella forma di pirateria. E la usano per destabilizzare la zona.

La Repubblica Popolare Cine vede in tale rotta un elemento essenziale e strategico per i propri commerci e di conseguenza mantiene in quel mare una flotta militare adeguatamente addestrata ed armata.

«The Chinese military confirmed on April 12 that a PLA (People’s Liberation Army) vessel had rescued a Tuvalu-registered cargo ship from pirate control in the Gulf of Aden on April 9.»

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«The Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said in a statement that a PLA task force on escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia received intelligence at dusk on April 8 that a Tuvalu-registered cargo ship (hull number OS 35) had been hijacked by pirates in the waters northwest of the Socotra»

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«The distress signal sent by the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) said a boat carrying an unconfirmed number of pirates had berthed alongside the cargo ship. The Chinese guided missile frigate Yulin instantly dashed to the area»

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«Yulin launched the rescue operation in the early hours of April 9, shortly after arriving at the scene at midnight. Sixteen Special Forces soldiers boarded the hijacked vessel and managed to rescue all 19 crew members.»

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Giornali cinesi locali avrebbero riportato che molti dei pirati sarebbero morti dopo diversi giorni di atroci agonie, amorosamente accuditi da cinesi specializzati nella bisogna.

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Questa notizia conforta nel sapere che qualcuno si sia preso la briga di tutelare una delle più importanti rotte commerciali mondiali. Che nel ventunesimo secolo fosse ancora fomentata e tollerata la pirateria era cosa invero molto strana.

Nel converso, questa azione testimonia quanto si sia sviluppata la flotta militare cinese e, soprattutto, quanto la Cina inizi ad ambire ad un ruolo politico e militare che tracima la sua vecchia concezione di potenza locoregionale.

Non ci si stupisca quindi se a tempo non troppo lontani navi militari cinesi pattugliassero anche il Mare Mediterraneo.


China Org. 2017-04-14. Chinese navy frees foreign ship from pirate control

The Chinese military confirmed on April 12 that a PLA (People’s Liberation Army) vessel had rescued a Tuvalu-registered cargo ship from pirate control in the Gulf of Aden on April 9.

The Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said in a statement that a PLA task force on escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia received intelligence at dusk on April 8 that a Tuvalu-registered cargo ship (hull number OS 35) had been hijacked by pirates in the waters northwest of the Socotra.

The distress signal sent by the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) said a boat carrying an unconfirmed number of pirates had berthed alongside the cargo ship. The Chinese guided missile frigate Yulin instantly dashed to the area while informing other countries’ escort fleets of the incident.

Yulin launched the rescue operation in the early hours of April 9, shortly after arriving at the scene at midnight. Sixteen Special Forces soldiers boarded the hijacked vessel and managed to rescue all 19 crew members. All of the personnel and cargo on the ship were unharmed.

But the MOD’s information bureau did not mention whether there were casualties on the pirates or whether they were arrested, pending trials.

The MOD said that the rescue operation exhibited the Chinese military’s resolution and capability in anti-piracy missions, and exemplified China’s commitment to preserving international navigational safety.

The statement added that China maintained an open and clear attitude towards international cooperation on anti-piracy.

Other sources claimed the Indian navy also participated in the rescue operation but only PLA soldiers boarded the cargo ship and freed its crew.

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