By Tune Lifeng, He Jia and Liu Jinying
BEIJING, Jan. 29– The PLA Navy despatched the icebreaker Haibing (Sea Ice, Hull 722) to the Bohai Sea and the northern waters of the Yellow Sea to carry out the 84th ice survey mission on January 25.
As a result of chilly entrance, the ice circumstances within the Bohai Sea and the northern a part of the Yellow Sea are deteriorating. Because of this, maritime delivery, aquaculture and offshore oil and gasoline growth have all been enormously affected.
To be able to receive real-time information on maritime ice circumstances and assist the winter ice-breaking and catastrophe aid work, the PLA Navy’s icebreaker will conduct survey in 28 factors within the waters of the Bohai Sea and the northern a part of the Yellow Sea, with a complete voyage exceeding 1,000 nautical miles for greater than 100 hours.
In addition to acquiring hydrological and meteorological information, the icebreaker will even perform navigation coaching in advanced sea circumstances and sea space transferring coaching.
It’s realized that Haibing (Hull 722), the primary ship of the domestically-built Kind 272 icebreakers of the PLA Navy, began its navy service in 2015, and primarily takes on the duties of ice situation investigation, ice breaking and maritime search and rescue in ice zones within the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea.