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Typhoon delays Jiaolong journey

06-05-2012 09:44 BJT Special Report:Jiaolong’s Test Dive in Pacific Ocean |

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China's manned deep-sea submersible, the "Jiaolong," has been held up by bad weather. It left Jiangsu province on Sunday, on its way to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. It's attempting a record-breaking 7,000 meter dive.

The mother ship carrying the submersible was forced to anchor Sunday night to avoid typhoon Mawar. The typhoon is now moving north after battering the northern Philippines. The ship is now anchoring near Shanghai and is waiting for the storm to pass.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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