ince. The mother ship for manned submersibles will b
e made at China Shipbuilding Industry Corp's Wuchang
Shipbuilding Industry Group in Wuhan, Hubei provinc
e."The two ships will have world-class technologica
l and operational capacity. They will be able to tr
avel at least 6,000 nautical miles on each journey
," Hu said. "Their service will extensively improve
our capabilities in ocean surveying, deep-sea scienc
e and marine environmental protection."The ships, which have yet to be named, will be commissioned in the first half of 2019, he said.Currently, China Marine Research Vessels operates 17 l
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ong-range oceanographic research ships and 15 coastal water survey ships.According to the State Oceanic Administration, the marine resources survey ship will be 98 meters long and 17 meters wide, and will have a displacement of 4,000 metric tons. It will have an adv
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anced electric propulsion system.The vessel will carry more than 70 kinds of scientific research equipment and will be capable of conducting highly accurate long-term surveys in a wide range of fields such as marine geology, marine ecology and ocean-atmosphere syste
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ms.The mother ship, which will serve China's manned submersible Jiaolong, will also have a displacement of around 4,000 tons. It will support Jiaolong's operations and handle and analyze samples taken by the submersible, according to the administration.Named after a
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mythical dragon, Jiaolong is China's first manned deep-sea research submersible. It reached its deepest depth?,062 meters－in the Mariana Trench in June 2012. Currently, the Jiaolong is based on the Xiangyanghong 09, a survey vessel that has been in service since