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Yuan Wang 5 In Port To Refuel, Replenish Supplies

  People’s Republic of China’s satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 has been at the Suva Port yesterday to refuel and replenish her supplies. This was confirmed yesterday by the
16 Jan 2019 10:00
Yuan Wang 5 In Port To Refuel, Replenish Supplies
Yuan Wang 5.

 

People’s Republic of China’s satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 has been at the Suva Port yesterday to refuel and replenish her supplies.

This was confirmed yesterday by the Fiji Peoples Republic of China embassy third secretary, Chen Chen.

“During its stay Yuan Wang 5 is scheduled to focus on material replenishment,” Ms Chen said.

“The vessel will be at the Suva Wharf  for five days in port rest and replenishment,” she said.

According to Ms Chen Yuan Wang 5 departs on Monday next week.

“It has done its job and while refuelling and replenishing her supplies; it was also an opportunity for its crew to get a break.

“This is not the first time for Yuan Wang-5 satellite tracking ship to berthed at the Port of Suva.

“As far as I know, Yuan Wang 5 has berthed here on  October 2015 and July 2017 also for replenishment and refuelling.

“Yuan Wang 5 is the third generation tracking ship of Yuan Wang series, the 220 meter-long ship has a displacement of 25,000 tones and be able to withstand wind scale up to 12.

“Yuan Wang 5 entered service on September 29, 2007, and has carried out a series of successful maritime measurement, control and communication tasks.”

The research and survey vessel 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 do 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 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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