Ship re­turns af­ter sul­fide re­search

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - 10 Xiangyanghong Qian­long 2

Sci­ence ship

re­turned to China on Sun­day af­ter a voy­age of more than 200 days to the south­west In­dian Ocean. The ship docked at Zhoushan. The mis­sion was to ex­plore poly­metal­lic sul­fide in 30,000 square me­ters of seabed, un­der a con­tract be­tween China and the In­ter­na­tional Seabed Author­ity, said Li Huaim­ing, a sci­en­tist in­volved in the project. Sci­en­tists used the Chi­nese un­manned sub­mersible to con­duct eight dives, reach­ing a max­i­mum depth of 3,320 me­ters.

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