The Chinese navy’s new  semi-submersible heavy-lift ship - the Yinmahu - travelled almost 1,000 nautical miles during trials, CCTV reported on Thursday. Photo: CCTV
The Chinese navy’s new semi-submersible heavy-lift ship - the Yinmahu - travelled almost 1,000 nautical miles during trials, CCTV reported on Thursday. Photo: CCTV

Chinese navy shows new heavy-lift ship carrier, revealing future role in wartime transport and vessel rescue

  • The Yinmahu is a semi-submersible heavy-lift ship that could ferry equipment and ships, rescue damaged vessels and serve as emergency repair dock
  • While Chinese state TV showed the ship doing various manoeuvres, it did not reveal the vessel’s specifications or the trial locations

The Chinese navy’s new  semi-submersible heavy-lift ship - the Yinmahu - travelled almost 1,000 nautical miles during trials, CCTV reported on Thursday. Photo: CCTV
The Chinese navy’s new semi-submersible heavy-lift ship - the Yinmahu - travelled almost 1,000 nautical miles during trials, CCTV reported on Thursday. Photo: CCTV
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