Home / China / Innovation

China proves itself with 3,000-meter underwater mission | Updated: 2017-04-10 16:55

Chinese technicians have, for the first time, controlled a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to reach about 3,000 meters beneath the sea's surface in the South China Sea and successfully carried out a series of tests recently.

During the five-day mission, technicians from Yantai Salvage carried out tests on the ROV's sensors, auxiliary equipment, mechanical hydraulic system, data transmission and automatic control system.

The ROV dove 1,180 meters deep on April 6, 2,951 meters on April 7 and 2,735 meters on April 8.

During the April 8 dive, technicians released the ROV from the umbilical cable and directed it 600 meters underwater, putting a sign of "Yantai Salvage of the Ministry of Transport" into the seabed.

The success of tests showed that China has gained the ability to carry out rescue work and marine engineering missions within 3,000 meters beneath the sea's surface.

Editor's picks
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349