Old newshttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/15/content_11186577.htmChina sends ships for largest-ever patrol operation in South China Sea2009
GUANGZHOU, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A marine inspection vessel in south China's Guangdong Province started its voyage Tuesday to join a patrol operation in the South China Sea.
The "Haixun-31" left the Zhuhai port for Sanya, a port in the southern-most island province of Hainan, local maritime officials said.
The vessel will join the largest-ever joint marine inspection in mid April launched by the maritime authorities in Guangdong, Hainan and Shanghai. The ship, along with Guangdong's "Haibiao-32
"and Shanghai's "Haixun-21", are the main forces in the joint operation.
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