BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China has delivered a new self-developed oceanic research vessel, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense Friday.
The vessel named Dayang (Ocean) is designed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. It is a modernized long-range research vessel for comprehensive investigation of marine resources.
With a total length of 98.5 meters and a width of 17 meters, the ship has a designed displacement of 4,650 tonnes. It can operate at a speed of up to 16 knots and is able to conduct worldwide navigation with a range of more than 14,000 nautical miles.
It is equipped with an energy-efficient power system and a noise-reducing propeller. It carries more than 60 kinds of equipment for marine research.
The vessel is world-leading in its comprehensive marine investigation capability, according to a statement carried by the website of the administration.