Chinese Navy Hospital Ship Visits Mumbai
2013/08/12

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" arrived at port of Mumbai on August 6 to start its six-day visit and provide medical treatment service here.

During their stay in Mumbai, the ship crew visited the Asvini Hospital and Brahmaputra class frigate of Indian navy. Sailors from the two countries played friendship football and basketball match, which enhanced mutual understanding and friendship between the two navies.

This is the sixth time Chinese Navy vessels visited India. The hospital ship sets sail from Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province on June 10 to carry out "Mission Harmony-2013". By far, "Peace Ark" has visited four destinations including Brunei, Maldives, Gulf of Aden and Pakistan during the mission since June.

On August 12, the hospital ship, carrying out "Mission Harmony-2013" plan, ended its six-day visit to India's biggest city and left for next stop -- Bangladesh's premier port and continued its providing of medical treatment service and military exchange there.

Some 4,000 square meters in size, the ship comprises seven offices for doctors and nurses and eight nurse stations, in addition to 300 beds. The medical equipment on the ship is on par with that in China's top-level hospitals.

As an emergency medical support platform, the ship is independently designed and built by China. Its tasks include treatment and evacuation of injured and sick personnel on the sea and medical support for troops stationed at islands and atolls.

People welcome the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in Mumbai Port in India on Aug. 6, 2013.

Indian Military band welcome the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in Mumbai Port in India on Aug. 6, 2013.

Shen Hao, Commander of the "Mission Harmony-2013", waves to people in Mumbai Port in India on Aug. 6, 2013.

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