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Jiaolong returns after 2nd stage of 38th ocean scientific expedition

Updated: May 17,2017 9:14 AM     Xinhua

Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China’s manned submersible Jiaolong, departs from a port in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, May 16, 2017. Jiaolong returned to Shenzhen on May 13 after the second stage of China’s 38th ocean scientific expedition. The 38th oceanic scientific expedition started on Feb 6. Jiaolong completed a dive in the northwestern Indian Ocean earlier this year in the mission’s first stage. It will also conduct surveys in the Yap Trench and the Mariana Trench in the third stage.[Photo/Xinhua]

Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China’s manned submersible Jiaolong, is ready to depart from a port in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, May 16, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Research team members wave farewell on the Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China’s manned submersible Jiaolong, at a port in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, May 16, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China’s manned submersible Jiaolong, is ready to depart from a port in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, May 16, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff members direct sailing on the Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China’s manned submersible Jiaolong, at a port in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, May 16, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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