New ship to ferry supplies to islands
The ground force of the People’s Liberation Army commissioned its largest ship in Sansha, Hainan province, on Nov 23, planning to use it to transport materials to islands in the South China Sea.
PLA Daily reported that the ship is a new-generation logistics support vessel for the PLA Army. It is 90 meters long and has a full-load displacement of 2,700 metric tons, making it the largest ship in the army’s watercraft fleet, the report said.
The ship is capable of ferrying heavy-duty weapons and accommodating a helicopter. It will be used to transport supplies, weapons and equipment to places in the South China Sea and to conduct search-andrescue operations, the report said.