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Beijing boosts its claims in South China Sea with delivery of new ocean-going research vessel

China has taken delivery of a new long-range research vessel which it says heralds a “new era” in maritime exploration, though the news may set alarm bells ringing in the region as Beijing remains locked in a number of territorial disputes with its...

With a top speed of 16 knots and a range of about 14,000 nautical miles, the Da Yang Hao (Great Ocean) has the capability to conduct deep-sea resource exploration in any of the world’s oceans, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Wendy Wu
  • South China Morning Post

Owned and managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources, it also represents the pinnacle of China’s…

“Delivery of the vessel marks a new era for China’s capability in marine resources exploration and…

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