U.S., Chinese Conduct Counterpiracy Exercise in Gulf of Aden

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang transits through the Gulf of Aden before conducting a bilateral counterpiracy exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. The exercise focused on U.S. and Chinese naval cooperation in detecting, boarding, and searching suspected pirated vessels.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • Members of the USS Winston S. Churchill board the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang before conducting a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012.
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • A member of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang and a sailor from the USS Winston S. Churchill take defensive positions aboard the Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • A member of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang takes position aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Devon B. Dusseualt and a sailor from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang stand rear guard aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • A U.S-Chinese combined visit, board, search and seizure team conducts a briefing aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • A U.S-Chinese combined visit, board, search and seizure team conducts a briefing aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • A member of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang participates in a bilateral counterpiracy exercise aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • U.S. Navy Seaman Qing Su translates for a U.S-Chinese combined visit, board, search and seizure team during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan T. Gainer checks his surroundings aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral counterpiracy exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • U.S. Navy Ensign Phillip S. Neff, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the USS Winston S. Churchill, right, shakes hands with a sailor from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang following a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase
  • Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frigate Yi Yang wave goodbye from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat following a bilateral counterpiracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Chase