Haixun 01

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History
China
Name: Haixun 01
Operator: China Maritime Safety Administration
Launched: 28 July 2012[1]
Commissioned: April 2013
In service: 2013-present
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Haixun 5000-tons Class
Type: Patrol and rescue/salvage ship
Tonnage: 4,892 GT
Displacement: 5,418 tonnes (5,972 short tons)
Length: 128.6 metres (422 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × high speed boats
Aviation facilities: helipad

The Haixun 01 is the largest and most modern Chinese patrol ship, with a length of 128.6 meters and a weight of 5418 tons. She was commissioned by the China Maritime Safety Administration in April 2013, for traffic patrolling, safety monitoring, oil spill detection and handling, salvage, search and rescue, deep sea towage and firefighting. The home port of the ship is Shanghai. Compared to the other ships in the CMSA fleet, it is responsible for cruise and emergency response beyond the waters 50 miles off the shore. China has ordered the build of four extra Haixun 01 identical ships.

History[edit]

The ship was launched 28 July 2012,[1][2] and handed over to the China Maritime Safety Administration in late April 2013. It is the first in a new class of 5000 tons patrol ships, being completely fitted out for salvage, deep sea towage and firefighting. In January 2013, China ordered the build of four extra Haixun 01 identical ships.[3] With a length above 100 meters, she belong to the biggest category of ships in the CMSA fleet, that are only tasked to answer the cruise and emergency response calls beyond the waters 50 miles off the shore.[4]

Configuration and equipment[edit]

In case of emergencies it can accommodate 200 persons. The length of the ship is 128.6 meters, and the weight is 5418 tons. The home port of the ship is Shanghai.[5] According to the head of the Shanghai Maritime Bureau, which will manage the ship, it is the first Chinese patrol ship to simultaneously incorporate marine inspection and rescue functions. It will carry out missions regarding both maritime inspection, safety monitoring, rescue, oil spill detection and handling. The ship also has a helipad.[6]

Cruise operations[edit]

In March 2014, Haixun 01 was sent to participate in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, off the west coast of Australia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Patrol vessel "Haixun 01" launched in C China". Xinhuanet. 28 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Launching Ceremony of Patrol Vessel Haixun 01". Chinese Military Review. 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ "WSIC wins US$ 402 mln shipbuilding order". China.org.cn. 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ Wikileaks document: 122622_The_China_Coast_Guard-1.docx[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "China MSA patrol ship calls Sydney". 22 June 2013.
  6. ^ "China Launches Large Fast Patrol Boat". Xinhua (marinelink.com). 30 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)