1st domestic icebreaker launched
September 11, 2018
CHINA’S first wholly domestically conceived and built icebreaker Xuelong 2 took to the sea yesterday at Jiangnan Shipyard in Chongming’s Changxing Island.
Construction of the vessel began in December 20, 2016.
Xuelong 2 will be put into service in the first half of 2019. It will team up with another icebreaker Xuelong on polar expeditions next year.