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China launches new scientific research ship

IANS  |  Qingdao 

A Chinese university has launched a new deep ocean scientific research ship in

The said on Tuesday that Dongfanghong Number-3 ship is 103-metre-long and 18-metre-wide with a weight of 5,800 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 15 knots, reported.

The vessel will be put into service by the end of the year, said the university, adding that "Dongfanghong Number-3 would work with other scientific ships to conduct surveys and analyses of air, water and the seabed".

The 2,500-tonne Dongfanghong and 3,500-tonne Dongfanghong Number-2, built in the 1960s and 1990s, respectively, made a great contribution to ocean research in



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First Published: Wed, January 17 2018. 16:26 IST