Deep-sea ex­plorer com­pletes 1st trip

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

The Chi­nese deep-sea re­search ship re­turned to its home port in Shang­hai af­ter fin­ish­ing a 74-day sci­en­tific re­search trip to the South Pa­cific. The ves­sel is the mother ship for

a manned sub­mersible ca­pa­ble of div­ing to 11,000 me­ters. Dur­ing its 9,000 nau­ti­cal-mile maiden voy­age, the ves­sel trav­eled across the South China Sea and the Pa­cific Ocean to theNewBri­tainVol. 36 — No. Trench, 10978 which is more than 8,000 me­ters deep in the Solomon Sea near Pa­puaNewGuinea.

Zhang Jian Rain­bow Fish,

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