Hong Kong welcomes icebreaker Xuelong 2 for five-day visit

2024-04-09 ECNS App Download

China's first domestically made icebreaker Xuelong 2 on Monday arrived in the country's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for a five-day visit. 

Xuelong 2, which came to Hong Kong for the very first time, entered the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday morning after completing their latest Antarctic expedition. 

Xuelong 2's visit is expected to promote Hong Kong people's understanding of the country's polar expedition, especially young people's interest and enthusiasm for polar scientific research. 

"I am pleased to see that the ship was developed by ourselves, which is famous in the world, and has made achievements in scientific and technological research," said Hong Kong resident Mr. Zhong, "At least we Chinese didn't lose to foreigners (in shipbuilding)." 

Xuelong 2 is China's fourth polar research vessel, following Xiangyanghong 10, Jidi, and Xuelong. It measures 122.5 meters in length, with a displacement of nearly 14,000 tons, a total installed power of 23.2 megawatts, and a capacity of 101 members. 

(Reported by Wen Mengxin, Dai Xiaotong, Hou Yu; Edited by Zhou Jing)



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