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The active phase of the Russian-Chinese naval exercise "Marine Interaction-2014" is over

In the East China Sea, the active phase of the Russian-Chinese naval exercise "Sea Interaction-2014" has ended, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

On Saturday, in the first half of the day, detachments of warships of the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy carried out joint search and rescue and anti-submarine operations in the designated area. The warships worked out the search and rescue issues for a conditionally distressed ship after simulating a collision with a cargo ship, whose crew was overboard. Simultaneously with the conduct of educational search and rescue actions, the forces of the parties worked out the tasks of detecting the underwater target observed in the exercise area.

The final stage of the joint action of detachments of warships of the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy was the conduct of artillery firing and firing from a jet-bombing installations. During the artillery firing, the ships "successfully hit all the towed and floating targets and unmanned target planes at different ranges, having spent over 130 projectiles of the main caliber, 1500 rocket depth bomb," the Defense Ministry said.

On May 25, in the port of Shanghai, solemn events will be held to meet the participants of the exercises, in honor of the Russian and Chinese sailors, festive events will be held at the Wusun naval base. The flagships of the Russian and Chinese squadrons of warships - the guards missile cruiser Varyag and the destroyer Jenzhou - will be moored in the port of the international passenger transport center in the heart of Shanghai, where the next day they will be open to visitors and residents of the city.

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