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Oceanic Administration Sets Up Maritime Survey Fleet

April 19 2012


The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has launched a national maritime survey fleet in China, reports Xinhua, China's state news agency.

The fleet consists of 19 survey vessels, 11 of which are oceangoing research vessels with a displacement of more than 1,500 tons.

The ships are operated separately by the SOA, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education and other government maritime agencies.

The fleet will conduct comprehensive maritime surveys and research in...

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