China’s Hailong 11000 Dives 5,630 Meters Under Sea, Sets Ocean Depth Record

China’s unmanned submersible Hailong 11000, also known as Sea Dragon 11000, has set a national record by descending 5,630 meters into the sea during a test dive in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, said Ministry of Natural Resources in a statement on Monday. The record was previously held by Haixing 6000, which reached a depth of 5,611 meters during a test dive in the western Pacific in September 2017. Carried by its mother ship Dayang Yihao or Ocean No.1, Hailong 11000 …

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