PLAN SCS Bases/Islands/Vessels (Not a Strategy Page)


Tam

Brigadier
Registered Member
Do we have statistics on the facilities? I understand these SCS hospital ships are different from China's other hospital/medivac ships. Daishan Dao is 14k ton displacement, USNS Mercy is a whopping 60k tons. Would be interested in knowing the facilities, say operating theaters, ICU units, dental, burn unit, possible expansion for more beds during wartime. Since these ships are many times smaller than the other hospital ships, I wonder how the allocation goes. I wonder if there are hyperbaric chambers onboard.

USNS Mercy are converted from a commercial tanker ship. You shouldn't compare. The Chinese hospital ships were built from the ground up for it.

What interests me more is whether the hospital ship is capable of handling infectious diseases which requires a specialized ventilation system. Both USNS hospital ships were not up to this task, they were assigned for non-Covid tasks and yet some of their crew still got infected with it
 

Crang

Senior Member
Registered Member
USNS Mercy are converted from a commercial tanker ship. You shouldn't compare. The Chinese hospital ships were built from the ground up for it.

What interests me more is whether the hospital ship is capable of handling infectious diseases which requires a specialized ventilation system. Both USNS hospital ships were not up to this task, they were assigned for non-Covid tasks and yet some of their crew still got infected with it
They should build a hospital ship and station it permanently in Africa. A lot of people's lives would benefit greatly from low-cost dental and eye treatment. That would create a lot of goodwill. I mean, heck, there are already flying hospitals (Orbis Hospital). You can provide in-depth training to aspiring African medical students, or create the modern form of barefoot doctors
 

pendragon

Junior Member
This ship apears to be your friendly local hospital, visiting, your local island to supplement your medical first-aid detachment. So no high-end surgical or medical installations required as these cases would be deemed an emergency and the patient would be airlifted to Hainan or the mainland as soon as possible (making for a nice propaganda article in your next armed forces daily).
 

Hendrik_2000

Lieutenant General
This ship apears to be your friendly local hospital, visiting, your local island to supplement your medical first-aid detachment. So no high-end surgical or medical installations required as these cases would be deemed an emergency and the patient would be airlifted to Hainan or the mainland as soon as possible (making for a nice propaganda article in your next armed forces daily).

I don't think so it is fully equipped hospital equivalent to anything on land It might not have the highly specialized surgeon but they can get access to remote conference if it need be. Or transferred to the land hospital in one of the bigger island
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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned a newly developed hospital ship, which will serve as a mobile medical force in the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea in missions including military and civilian medical support, international humanitarian aid and emergency rescue.

The Nanyi 13 ship, a new type of hospital ship independently developed by China, received a commissioning ceremony at a naval port in Yongshu Reef in the Nansha Islands on Monday, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday.

Its medical staff was dispatched from the PLA Southern Theater Command Navy First Hospital, enabling the ship to set up key departments for testing, surgical clinic, medicine, burns, special treatment and psychological consulting.

It is also equipped with advanced, large medical equipment including computed tomography, digital radiography, color ultrasonic diagnosis, gastroscope and portable advanced life support device, with more than 100 beds and the capacity to host three large-scale surgeries at the same time, CCTV reported.

China has already built modern hospitals on Yongshu Reef, Zhubi Reef and Meiji Reef, but the sea region of the Nansha Islands is vast, so it used to require doctors from these reefs. With its commissioning, the Nanyi 13 will routinize visits across the region as a mobile medical force, filling the void of maritime medical rescue.

The ship's main missions will be medical support for military personnel and civilians on the islands and reefs of Nansha and those on ships in the region, international humanitarian aid, emergency rescue, personnel transport and scientific experiments, the report said.

The Nanyi 13 has a length of 109 meters, a width of 17 meters and a displacement of more than 4,000 tons, and can host a rescue helicopter, the CCTV report said.

Another Chinese hospital ship, the Peace Ark, is 178 meters long, 24 meters wide and has a displacement of more than 14,000 tons, chinanews.com reported in 2019.

A smaller displacement is more practical for the Nanyi 13 to operate in the Nansha Islands, Zhang Junshe, a senior research fellow at the PLA Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

The Nanyi 13 is designed to sail between and dock by islands and reefs, and a larger displacement could hinder its mobility in places where water is shallow
, Zhang said.
 
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windsclouds2030

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are there any recent sat images of the reclaimed islands?
Check this U.S. "famous" think-tank, they have the dedicated budget, staff and resources to track closely the development efforts in those many islands/islets/reefs/shoals located in the South China Sea, with greater interests and even more passionately than the Asian countries themselves :)

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Hendrik_2000

Lieutenant General
Check this U.S. "famous" think-tank, they have the dedicated budget, staff and resources to track closely the development efforts in those many islands/islets/reefs/shoals located in the South China Sea, with greater interests and even more passionately than the Asian countries themselves :)

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Seem like they run out of money lately. Nobody give them money due to lack of interest in whipping up anti China sentiment . The site has not been updated for months now
 

lgnxz

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Seem like they run out of money lately. Nobody give them money due to lack of interest in whipping up anti China sentiment . The site has not been updated for months now
Being a professional grifter that they are, they gotta catch up with the trend. After the RCEP is signed and cooperation in trade and fighting against pandemic are quite strong between china and the rest of SEA countries, this little project inevitably is put on the shelf for now. The current grifting trend for them now is about australia-china trade relations and their related domestic matter like national security and harassing chinese australians, and of course the classics, the never ending question about xinjiang, hong kong, and taiwan. Just you wait, it'll comeback soon enough..
 

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