Overview of the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) – A flag-hoisting ceremony was held in Cam Ranh port, the south central province of Khanh Hoa on February 6 before the launching of two missile escort warships coded 015- Tran Hung Dao and 016- Quang Trung.

The two Gepard 3.9 frigates are run by Brigade 162. The Commander and Political Commissar of the Naval Region 4 handed over the flags of the nation and the Vietnamese Naval Force to crewmembers of the two vessels, which are named after a feudal military commander and an emperor of Vietnam.

Addressing the ceremony, Rear Admiral Pham Van Hoanh, Commander of the Naval Region 4 said that the launching of the two warships marks the development of the naval force as well as the Naval Region 4.

Hoanh asked the crewmembers of the two vessels to study the features of the warships to soon master them.-VNA