China, Pakistan complete joint marine geological survey

During the trip, researchers enhanced cooperation in deep-sea geological expedition between the two countries


Xinhua February 26, 2019
Chinese geological survey ship 'Hai Yang Di Zhi Shi Hao' completes visit to Pakistan for hydrocarbon research and geological mapping. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY

GUANGZHOU: Chinese and Pakistani scientists have completed a joint marine geological survey in the Indian Ocean in a move to deepen bilateral friendly cooperation in science.

The Chinese vessel for this expedition, Haiyang Dizhi 10, or literally Ocean Geology 10, returned to Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday after a 91-day, 26,100-km voyage.

The vessel set sail on November 28, 2018, from Guangzhou to the Indian Ocean. During the trip, researchers from multiple institutions in Pakistan went aboard the ship for visit and exchange, which enhanced cooperation in deep-sea geological expedition between the two countries.

Chinese survey ship visits Pakistan for research, geological mapping

The expedition achieved expected goals and tested the capabilities of the vessel, said a source of Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, which owns the ship.

Haiyang Dizhi 10 is China's new-generation, home-made survey ship. It has accumulatively carried out offshore operations for 262 days and with a combined voyage of 57,000 km since it was launched in late 2017.

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