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Riding the waves to bring early New Year to Truong Sa

VietNamNet Bridge – Three naval ships have brought over 60 tons of cargo to the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands to serve soldiers this lunar New Year festival (Tet).
VietNamNet Bridge – Three naval ships have brought over 60 tons of cargo to the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands to serve soldiers this lunar New Year festival (Tet).


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Departure on January 2 from the Cam Ranh port (Khanh Hoa province), three naval ships including HQ 996, HQ 571 and HQ 561 carried essential supplies to serve the Tet of soldiers and people on the Spratlys Islands.




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All officers and soldiers rushed for shipment to the island, where their comrades
were waiting.




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Besides general necessities, gifts from the mainland to the Spratlys Islands are always prepared carefully.



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Loading cargo.




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The gifts with names of the receivers.



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In tons of gifts, yellow apricot flowers are indispensable.



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In the rough sea season, the transportation of goods from ships to the islands is very dangerous.



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Transport of pigs to the island is the hardest task.




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Loading goods from boats to the island.




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New soldiers are also transported to the Spratly Islands to replace the old ones.



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These kind of sandals is an indispensable thing of soldiers because they help well protect the feet of soldiers



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Each soldier's name is intoned. Soldier transfer will take place in all the islands in the Spratlys archipelago.



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Waving goodbye to their families.



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Each solider will be on duty in 18 months, meaning that they will have this Tet away from home.




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Welcoming newcomers to the island.



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Len Dao Island welcomes new soldiers.




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The rookies with the first saluting the flag ceremony on Monday morning.



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They are guided how to make maritime patrol.



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Those who leave the island to return home.


Compiled by Na Son
Photo: VNE

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