First domestically built icebreaker launched in Shanghai

By WANG YING in Shanghai | | Updated: 2018-09-10 17:04
China launches its first domestically built research icebreaker, Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, at a shipyard on Changxing Island, Shanghai on Sept 10, 2018. [Photo by He Qi/]

In addition, the icebreaker also provides comfortable and practical living and lab space for the 90 people on board.

"We've encountered many obstacles during the construction program, such as the 114 sections the hull is divided into, each of which is completed by our best welders," Zhang said.

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