China’s naval hospital ship returns home after 142-day journey

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Beijing, Jan. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese naval hospital ship — The Peace Ark — has returned to a military port in Zhoushan, in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province, after a 142-day-long voyage around the Pacific Ocean.

The ship took part in the military exercise “Peace and Friendship 2015,” which was jointly held by China and Malaysia in Malaysia last September, before embarking on “Harmonious Mission-2015.”

During the mission, the naval ship visited Australia, French Polynesia,United States, Mexico, Barbados, Grenada and Peru. It also carried out free clinical and humanitarian services during its journey.

The medical crew aboard the Peace Ark, which set sail from its port in Zhoushan on Sept. 7 last year, performed 59 surgeries and treated more than 17,400 people during the journey.

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In addition, more than 9,400 foreign citizens paid visits to the ship.(Xinhua-ANI)

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