New submersible passes safety test
China’s new manned submersible has passed a key safety test. The submersible, named
(Deep Sea Warrior), can reach a depth of 4,500 meters. The development of the submersible, which was led by the No 702 Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, took eight years and involved more than 90 Chinese organizations and companies. Another manned submersible, is currently in service. It set a record by diving to a depth of 7,062 meters in the Mariana Trench south of Japan in June 2012.