A ceremony has been held at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai
to launch a new Chinese deep sea research vessel, reports iqilu.com.
"Dong Fang Hong 3", 103-meter in length, 18-meters wide, can
accommodate 110 people. The Chinese-developed and built ship contains a
600 square meter laboratory. It's able to travel some 15,000 nautical
miles without making a port-of-call.
Equipped with internationally advanced shipping and scientific
equipment, the "Dong Fang Hong 3" is designed for maritime scientific
It's due to be delivered in a year's time to Chinese authorities.
Officials say it represents a milestone in China's maritime resource
development and environmental protection, as well as provide more
support for China in the country's international maritime research.