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PLA submariners defy death in the depths

By Zhao Lei ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-18 08:12:42

Crew members' well-honed skills and exceptional courage cited for averting disaster

For Senior Captain Wang Hongli and his crew, reacting fast enough in their submarine in the abyss of the ocean is a matter of life and death.

In a recent People's Liberation Army navy patrol mission, his team had just three minutes to save their Submarine 372 from plunging into an underwater trench thousands of meters deep.

PLA submariners defy death in the depths

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