09/08/2013: Three ships from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from September 6th through the 9th.
The visiting ships are the Qingdao, a Luhu-class destroyer, the Linyi, Jiangkai-class frigate, and the Hongzehu, a Fuqing-class fleet oiler.
The ships are in Pearl Harbor for a military-to-military relationship building port visit.
The visit includes dialogue between senior leadership from both navies, social and recreational activities for Chinese sailors, and the capstone event, a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Oahu in which the two navies will work together.
The last visit by a Chinese ship to Pearl Habor-Hickam was in 2006.
Credit: Defense Media Activity: Hawaii News Bureau:9/6/13