China’s Deep-Sea Probe

Date: 1/10/2011

China’s manned submersible vessel, the Jiaolong (Sea Dragon) reached 5057m in the second of four planned programmes that may take it as deep as 7000m in 2012 – deeper than the 6500 record for civilian research submersibles set by Japan in 1990. The 8.2m long submersible carries a crew of three and weighs nearly 22 tonnes. If the Jiaolong reaches its depth of 7000m in 2012 it will be able to cover more than 99% of the global seabed, experts said.

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