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Chinese Naval Hospital Ship “Peace Ark” in Honolulu, Hawaii

The Chinese naval hospital ship “Peace Ark” docks in front of Aloha Towers in Honolulu, Hawaii today after a completing their 3-month Harmonious Mission-2015.

Peace Ark

The hospital ship Peace Ark of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy set off from Malaysia’s Port Klang at 5:00 pm on September 23 to carry out the task codenamed “Harmonious Mission – 2015”.

Starting from September 23, the ship will visit seven countries and regions around the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, French Polynesia, the United States, Mexico, Barbados, Grenada and Peru, for military diplomacy, medical exchange and cultural communication. It will also provide free medical and humanitarian services.

This is the fifth Harmonious Mission task carried out by the hospital ship Peace Ark after it visited five countries in Asia and Africa in 2010, four countries in Latin America in 2011, eight countries in Asia in 2013 and four countries in South Pacific in 2014.

According to the plan, the hospital ship will arrive at the Port of Brisbane on October 7 for a four-day goodwill visit to Australia.

It is learnt that the medical crew of the mission comprises 118 medical staff from the Navy General Hospital, No.411 and No.413 Hospital of the PLA and the PLA Second Military Medical University, along with a ship-borne heliambulance.