China to build polar icebreaker

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 18:42

Beijing: China will build a polar icebreaker that would be capable of shattering ice over 1.5 metres thick, an official said.
The polar icebreaker will have a displacement of 8,000 tonnes, reported Peoples Daily.

The icebreaker would be able to operate in temperatures below -35 degrees Celsius, said Liu Cigui, an official.

It will have helicopters, robots, workboats and other facilities and will have the capability to examine marine environment as well as explore and investigate resources in the polar region.

IANS



First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 18:42
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