Naval Warship to Open Doors to Public until Friday
Residents will get the chance to visit China’s missile destroyer Shenzhen, a naval warship which convoyed 393 merchant chips and drove away 267 private vessels in the Gulf of Aden. The vessel will open its doors to visitors at Chiwan port in Nanshan until Friday. Visitors must have tickets before allowed to board the vessel. The vessel was first open to the public in 2008 and had more than 30,000 visitors.
Residents are also encouraged to take public transport when going to the site. Traffic control measures will be carried out in the surrounding areas of Chiwan port and residents are also informed that there will be no parking spaces for private cards during the three day event. Visits can take the Metro Line 2 Exit C of Chiwan Station or take bus M371 where a transfer bus will bring them to the exhibition site for free.
The new modern guided missile destroyer is designed and built in China, measuring 153 meters in length and 16.5 meter wide. Fully laden the destroyer can displace over 6,600 tons of water. Previously called Naval 167 the vessel was named after Shenzhen in January of 1997. The vessel was used as a diplomatic star vessel and has traveled to 15 countries and regions.
In 2009 the ship was commissioned and sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect other Chinese vessels for being attacked by Somalian pirates.