Yuan Wang 5 com­plies to anti-pan­demic mea­sures

Fiji Sun - - NATION - Peo­ples Re­pub­lic of China em­bassy third sec­re­tary, Chen Chen Satel­lite track­ing ship Yuan Wang 5 Feed­back: com.fj lu­siana.tu­imaisala@fi­jisun.

Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China Navy satel­lite track­ing ship Yuan Wang 5 is now at the Suva Port to re­fuel and re­plen­ish her sup­plies.

Peo­ples Re­pub­lic of China em­bassy third sec­re­tary, Chen Chen yes­ter­day said the ves­sel was in the Suva Har­bour for nor­mal re­fu­el­ing and re­plen­ish­ment as usual.

“They will com­ply with all the anti-pan­demic mea­sures of Fiji, and no one will leave the ship or en­ter the coun­try be­cause of the global sit­u­a­tion now,” Ms Chen Chen said.

The ves­sel has been call­ing into the Fiji wa­ters the last three years. In the past it usu­ally spent five days in port for rest and re­plen­ish­ment.

About Yuan Wang-5

Yuan Wang-5, a satel­lite track­ing ship fea­tures the gross ton­nage of 22,686, dead-weight of 11,000 tonnes and length by breadth ex­treme of 222 me­ters by 25.2 me­tres.

The Yuan Wang class ves­sels are used for track­ing and sup­port to satel­lite space tests.

It is im­por­tant to note that Yuan Wang class is not a sin­gle class of iden­ti­cal de­sign, but in­stead, a group of dif­fer­ent de­signs grouped un­der the same se­ries that share the one name.

The de­tailed spec­i­fi­ca­tions for ev­ery ship are not re­leased by the PLAN.

They are thought to have a dis­place­ment ton­nage of around 21,000 tons when fully loaded, with a crew of about 470 and a length of about 190 me­tres (620 ft).

Their propulsion is from one Sulzer Ltd diesel en­gine, with a top speed of 20 knots (37 km/h). Yuan Wang 5 was built at the Jiang­nan Ship­yard; it has a dis­place­ment of 25,000 tones and with­stands wind scale up to 12, It was de­signed at the In­sti­tute of China Ship­build­ing In­dus­try Cor­po­ra­tion (CSIC) based in Bei­jing, China.

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