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Port visit Antwerp

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On 14 September, two Chinese navy ships will arrive in the port of Antwerp.

PLAN Gaoyouhu
PLAN Huangang

The ships are returning to China after an anti-pirate mission in Djibouti, which makes it very likely that there are some helicopters on board.
It is not known that the ships are being opened to the public.

Source: Seawaves

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Anyone to confirm that they are going to arrive on Thursday?!
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According a local news site, the ships were expected to enter the harbor around 14:00lt.

Any more news??
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Two Z-9 helicopters were noted this afternoon. No serials at this moment. Hangars were closed around 4 pm.
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Indeed no heli on deck now
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Actually 3 Chinese ships arrived. Both cruisers (578 Yangzhou and 577 Huanggang) carry a Z-9 in the hangar, the hangar of the 3rd ship was empty.

On Sunday 1 or 2 ships are opened for the public. See:
http://www.vlaamsehavendag.be/activitei ... -antwerpen
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Goldenflyer wrote:Indeed no heli on deck now
I was told that no helicopters were outside today as well. Apparently some kind of a tarpaulin has been erected over the helicopter deck which could indicate that they will remain inside. But go and check yourself and don't shoot the messenger.. :shock:

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At 1930 no helicopters outside. The biggest ship was clear but at the two smaller ships there were some large party tents on the deck.

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Gisteren bij binnenkomst stond op de 577 de Z9 9686 met in de staart Z9-0186 buiten.
Van de 578 stond de hangar een stukje open en was net niet de hele staart van de Z9 zichtbaar.
Op de 966 staat niets.
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Anyone know when the leave?
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Should be tuesday. No time known by me. Maybe someone can ask tomorrow.
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Anyone have an update on the position of the helicopters?
Would be a shame if none were outside for the ship's visit tomorrow

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Both outside now ;)

Helos are 9826/Z9-0358 and 9686/Z9-0186
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Kan iemand de locatie van de Chinese schepen delen in het forum.
De haven van Antwerpen is redelijk groot :-)
Wil namelijk een kijkje gaan nemen bij het vertrek a.s. dinsdag.
Daarover gesproken is er een departure time bekend van de schepen?
Op de website van de Port of Antwerp kan ik het helaas niet vinden.
Alle hulp word zeer op prijs gesteld.
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