China's newest and largest semi-submersible ship, capable of carrying 100,000 tonnes of cargo, was delivered for operation.
The ship, Xin Guang Hua, is 255 meters long and 68 meters wide.Guangzhou Shipyard International Company, the builder, delivered the ship to Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co. Ltd, a member of China Ocean Shipping Group, in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Semi-submersible ships are mainly used to transport large cargo such as maritime platforms and can also be used in salvage missions.
Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co. has eight semi-submersible ships, with loading capacity ranging from 20,000 tons to 100,000 tons.
(Xinhua News Agency December 8, 2016)