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China's manned submersible Fendouzhe returns after ocean expedition

Updated: Nov 28,2020 01:54 PM    Xinhua
Crew members of Tansuo-1 disembark from the vessel at the Nanshan Port in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, Nov 28, 2020. China's new deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe (Striver), onboard the scientific research ship Tansuo-1, returned to the port in the city of Sanya on the morning of Nov 28, after completing its ocean expedition. The submersible set a national record by diving to a depth of 10,909 meters in the Mariana Trench during the expedition. [Photo/Xinhua]

SANYA — China's new deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe (Striver) returned to South China's Hainan province on the morning of Nov 28 onboard the scientific research ship Tansuo-1, after completing its ocean expedition.

The ship Tansuo-1 berthed and anchored in Sanya at 8:30 am on Nov 28.

Fendouzhe set a national record by diving to a depth of 10,909 meters in the Mariana Trench at 8:12 am on Nov 10.

During the expedition which started on Oct 10, Fendouzhe successfully completed 13 dives, eight of which exceeded a depth of 10,000 meters.

The expedition team overcame difficulties such as typhoons, rain and high temperatures, conducted multiple tests and obtained a batch of sediment, rock and seabed biological samples, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Crew members of Tansuo-1 are welcomed at the Nanshan Port in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, Nov 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Crew members of Tansuo-1 disembark from the vessel at the Nanshan Port in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, Nov 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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