Chinese Research Ship's Nigerian Mission

Xinhua
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Photo credit Xinhua

Chinese scientific research ship 'Dayang Yihao' starts research mission with Nigerian & Chinese scientists on board.

More than 100 Chinese and Nigerian scientists and officials attended a ceremony at Apapa Harbour, Lagos, on the launching of the cooperative mission.

This is the first time that marine scientists from China and Nigeria have worked together on sea research, said Tang Yong, the chief scientist of the ship's research team.

Tang said the research will help Nigeria to find out more about the fishing conditions of its seas, adding the ship is expected to conclude its voyage by the end of August.



The Nigerian Navy has sent six personnel to provide security for the visiting team.



Dayang Yihao is the only open-ocean going vessel designated and equipped for deep-sea research in China. 


Liu Xianfa, China's consul-general to Lagos, said: "All of us are here to witness an important moment for Chinese and Nigerian scientists for the first time to engage in an maritime research, aiming to find more information on the ocean. The scientific joint research program will benefit both of the two countries and the world people."


 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping

Marine Science

NOAA: US to See More Floods from Sea Level Rise

Most of U.S. coast may see 30 or more days a year of floods up to 2 feet above high tides. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1407 sec (7 req/sec)