Jiaolong Reaches 7.000 Meters Below Water

Jiaolong Reaches 7.000 Meters Below Water

On 24 June, the Chinese manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong accomplished its goal to dive 7,000 meters below the sea, thestatesman.net reported.

The submersible succeeded in diving 7,015 meters below sea level during its fourth dive into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Now China has the ability to conduct surveys in 99.8 percent of the world’s seabed areas.

China has already received approval to explore a 10,000 sq km polymetallic sulphide ore deposit in an international seabed region of the southwest Indian Ocean. The 15 year approval was secured by China from the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

Commander of the project Liu Feng said: “It has been proved during the four previous dives that the submersible is stable in function and the capabilities of the team performing the test dives are rising gradually”.

Liu Xincheng, the Chief of the ruling Communist Party China, who was in-charge of the project, stated: “The mission of the sea dive test is to find problems and solve them before the submersible is to put into practical use”.

Jiaolong was transported to Mariana Trench on 11 June where it attempted a series of dives.

Subsea World News Staff , July 10, 2012

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< May 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

3rd Deepwater East & Southern Africa Congress 2017

The past successful two series has gathered around 600 industrial professionals, while most of which thought this event informative and useful…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2017

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific…

read more >

OFFSHORE WIND CONNECTIONS 2017

The focus of OWC2017 is on the Yorkshire and the Humber region, which is at the epicentre of the offshore wind industry, and where billions…

read more >

19th Asia Oil and Gas Conference (AOGC 2017)

A high level congregation that needs no introduction, the Event brings forth strategic discourses from global industry captains…

read more >