China breaks national record for Mariana Trench manned-dive amid race for deep sea resources

Date: November 11, 2020

Source: CNN
Author: Ben Westcott

China has broken its own record for deepest manned dive into the world’s oceans, sinking an estimated 10,909 meters (35,790 feet) into the Mariana Trench, state-run news agency Xinhua said.

The submersible, named “fendouzhe,” or “striver,” landed on the sea bed at the bottom of the deepest oceanic trench on Earth on Tuesday morning, Xinhua said, after setting off from China’s Hainan province one month earlier.

Continue reading here.

Posted on Categories Uncategorized