Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese research ship on maiden voyage to South China Sea amid distrust by neighbours

  • The Shiyan 6 geophysical and seismic survey ship left Guangzhou on Monday for assignment in the estuary of the Pearl River and northern South China Sea
  • The ship will improve China’s ability to develop resources and safeguard national sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, according to state media

Topic |   South China Sea
Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Construction started on the Shiyan 6 in November 2018 and it is now reported to be the most advanced medium-sized research ship in China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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