The Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: HandoutThe Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: Handout
The Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: Handout

Chinese research ship launched to boost exploration activities, including in South China Sea

  • The Shiyan-6 ‘will help safeguard sovereignty and also maritime rights and interests’, says deputy director of oceanology institute
  • US$71.5 million vessel will be used for geophysics, ocean physics, sea-air interaction and other studies, according to state media
Topic |   South China Sea
The Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: HandoutThe Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: Handout
The Shiyan-6 was launched in Guangzhou on Saturday and is expected to be commissioned next year. Photo: Handout
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