After concluding successful sea trials in the ice of Liaodong Bay of the Bohai Sea, polar icebreaker Zhongshan Daxue Jidi returned to the port at Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, at around 10 am Friday.
Zhongshan Daxue Jidi is China’s third polar icebreaker after Xuelong and Xuelong-2. It set out on January 17 from the South China Sea, then voyaged through fierce winter winds and waves across the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea before arriving in Liaodong Bay.
A total of 32 crew members were onboard the ship during the sea trials, including 12 researchers from the ship’s owner, the Sun Yat-sen University. The ship performed outstandingly during the sea trial, proving a strong icebreaking capability that met researchers’ expectations.
The ship was converted and renovated at the Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard, a subsidiary of Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Limited under the CSSC Group. (Photos: Deng Xiaoci/GT)