Two Chinese icebreakers heading for Antarctica

September 11, 2019

BEIJING - China has announced that its first domestically-built polar icebreaker will begin its maiden voyage in October from the city of Shenzhen - to Antarctica. The State newsagency, Xinhua, reported that the voyage for Xuelong 2, or "Snow Dragon 2", will start during the seventh China Marine Economy Expo, which will run from October 14 to 17.

On its maiden voyage, Xuelong 2 will sail for Antarctica together with "Xuelong", the only other Chinese icebreaker in service. (ATI).