|PLAN Zheng He 81 berthed at Guayaquil, Ecuador.|
Continuing its "Harmonious Mission" (love those names) the PRC PLAN training ship PLAN Zheng He arrived in Ecuador berthing at the Port of Guayaquil on July 13, 2012 according to "Peoples Daily Online". The usual welcoming military honours were conducted by the Naval Academy of Ecuador.
Ethnic Chinese living in Ecuador also greeted the training hip on arrival. Ecuador will be the only South American country visited by PLAN Zheng He on this worldwide voyage. It is understood by NAUTICAL LOG that some other South American nations for various reasons declined to have the training ship make a port call in their nation.