Yuang Wang 5
DURIAN SHAKE - Edith Regalado (Pilipino Star Ngayon) - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am

DUMAONG ang Yuang Wang 5 na survey/research vessel ng China dito sa Sasa Wharf noong Biyernes ng umaga. 

Natural na napag-usapan na naman ng mamamayan kung bakit may Chinese vessel na nakadaong sa Sasa Wharf.

Ayon kay Armed Forces Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) chief Lt. Gen. Felimon Santos, Jr., ang pagdating dito ng Yuang Wang 5 ay may clearance ng pamahalaan na ang tanging purpose nila ay reple-nishment lang sa supplies ng barko para sa patuloy na paglayag nito sa karagatan.

Ano ba ang Yuang Wang 5?

Ang Yuang Wang 5 ay isa sa may pitong parching research/survey vessels ng China. Ito ang sinasabi kung ano ang nasabing Yuang Wang vessels:

“The Yuang Wang-class (Chinese; literally: ‘Long View’) are used for tracking and support of satellite and intercontinental ballistic missiles by the People’s Liberation Army Navy  (PLAN) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

It is important to note that Yuang 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).”

Dumating na rin noong Hunyo 16, 2018 ang Yuang Wang 3 vessel at noong Setyembre 2018 naman ang pinakabago sa fleet nito na Yuang Wang 7.

Umaalis naman agad ang mga nasabing vessels pagkatapos ng nakatakdang mga araw ng pamamalagi nila rito alinsunod sa clearance nila.

CHINESE VESSEL SASA WHARF
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