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Jiaolong, China's manned submersible has set off aboard Xiangyanghong 09 to continue its 7-thousand-meter dive attempt.
The ship left the eastern port of Jiangyin in Jiangsu Province on Sunday and travelled about 150 nautical miles before anchoring at the mouth of Yangtze River near Shanghai to avoid a typhoon.
It's now heading to its final destination, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean where it's scheduled to arrive on June 11. It will attempt the first dive on June 12. Ten days have been set aside to complete the exercise because of expected bad weather.
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