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"Xiangyanghong 10 - II" Ocean Survey Ship

In the classification of the National Ocean Survey Fleet, the “Xiangyanghong 01” ship and the “Xiang 10” belong to the “Ocean Survey Ship”. The Xiang Yang Hong 10 research ship is the second ship of this name. The first vessel of this name is the Type 643 large-sized vessel for complex oceanographic research, which was launched in October 1979 and used in the framework of the Chinese space rocket program (trajectory measurements, meteorological observations, long-distance communications). Unsuitable for navigation in ice, the ship made only one (and only) trip to the Antarctic in 1985. In 1998, the R / V “Xianyanghong-10” was converted into a spacecraft tracking ship and renamed to “Yuanwang-4”. After serious damage caused by the explosion and fire in the engine room, in mid-2007 the ship was decommissioned.

The second Xiang Yang Hong 10 was built by the Chinese company Zhejiang Taihe Shipping Co., Ltd., commissioned by the State Oceanic Administration of China. The construction of the ship lasted about 18 months.

On the morning of December 16, 2015, with unmanned bathyscaphes “Qianlong-1” and “Qianlong-2” sailed from the port of Sanya, Hainan (South China) to the Indian Ocean for scientific research, from which the ship would return on June 2, 2016. On January 14, 2016, the first dive of the Qianlong-2 unmanned bathyscaphe in the southwestern Indian Ocean was completed on board the vessel. July 25 arrived at the port of Shenzhen, Guangdong (South China), successfully completing joint scientific expeditions with Mozambique and Seychelles. October 19 completed an expedition to the Indian Sea and the Pacific Ocean and returned to the port of Changzhi Island, located in the city of Zhoushan, eastern China's Zhejiang province.

The Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 10 (Xianyanghong-10) on October 19, 2016, completed the expedition to the Indian Sea and the Pacific Ocean and returned to the port of Changzhi Island, located in Zhoushan City, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. This was announced on October 20, 2016 by Xinhua News Agency. This expedition was reportedly the 40th in a row for Chinese oceanologists. During the expedition, scientists conducted a number of studies in the field of polymetallic sulfides in the southwestern Indian Ocean; the first immersion of the new Chinese unmanned bathyscaphe Qianlong-2, which is capable of descending to a depth of 4,500 meters, was completed. In the northwestern Pacific, Chinese scientists have studied deep-sea resources and have monitored the environment in an area rich in underwater cobalt deposits.

December 6, 2017 from the port of Zhoushan went on the 49th scientific oceanological expedition, during which scientists will study polymetallic sulfide deposits in the southwestern and northwestern parts of the Indian Ocean. According to a report dated February 12, 2018, recently, as part of the 49th Chinese Scientific Oceanological Expedition, the Qianlong-2 unmanned bathyscaphe successfully completed its first dive this year in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The device spent about 30 hours under water and covered a distance of 70 km. The maximum diving depth reached 2920 meters. On April 6, the Qianlong-2 unmanned bathyscaphe successfully completed50th dive. After completing all the tasks of the expedition, the technological modernization of the device will be officially carried out. On June 19, scientists first examined microplastics in the southwestern Indian Ocean. August 12, returned from an expedition to the city of Zhoushan.

name Xiang Yang Hong 10
Type Submarine Support Ship
IMO 9696199
flag China
home port Wenzhou
Service March 28, 2014.
Tonnage 4502 tons
deadweight 1312 tons
Length 93 meters
width17.4 meters
draft7.5 meters
Maximum speed 15 knots
operational 12 knots
Cruising range 12,000 miles
Autonomy 60 days
accomodation 65 people, including 24 crew members and 41 scientists
Equipmentdynamic positioning system.



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