The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR
The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR

China launches largest maritime patrol ship amid rising regional tensions

  • Vessel will be used to manage and control maritime traffic, help with emergency support and safeguard nation’s interests, transport ministry says
  • It could also be used to boost so-called grey zone tactics in contested waters, according to analyst

Topic |   South China Sea
The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR
The new maritime patrol vessel can accommodate several types of helicopters. Photo: CNR
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