CHINA China's 'Peace Ark' makes maiden visit to Dominica

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China's 'Peace Ark' makes maiden visit to Dominica

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

14:13, October 13, 2018

"Peace Ark", a hospital ship of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, makes maiden visit to Dominica on October 12 local time. (Photos: VCG)

The "Peace Ark" moors on Saturday at the Port of Roseau lying close to the Dominican capital. Helicopter pilots line up on the deck.

Chinese navy on the "Peace Ark". The ship was launched in 2007 to provide quicker humanitarian response to disasters around the world.

Chinese navy on the "Peace Ark". The hospital ship, which is assigned pennant number 866, has a capacity of 300 beds.

Dominican president Charles Savarin and his wife visit the hospital ship. They pose for a picture with the commander, the Chinese Ambassador to Dominica and others.

Dominican president Charles Savarin meets medical workers on the ship.

Representatives of overseas Chinese, enterprises, and students welcome the visit by waving national flags of China and Dominica.

A Dominican student waves the national flags of China and Dominica to welcome the ship.

Representatives of overseas Chinese, enterprises, and students welcome the visit by waving national flags of China and Dominica.

Local students perform traditional dance at the welcome ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the hospital ship.

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