Taiwan takes delivery of third indigenous ocean research ship

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/21/2020
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

CNA photo July 21, 2020

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Taiwan's newest ocean research vessel was delivered Tuesday, marking a milestone in domestic shipbuilding and putting the country on track to improve its marine, climate and oceanographic research.

The "New R/V Ocean Researcher 1" is the third and largest vessel in a fleet of three commissioned by the government and built by CSBC Corp., Taiwan at a cost of NT$1.6 billion (US$52 million).

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) took delivery Tuesday of the 2,155-ton New R/V OR1, which can carry 47 people.

It will be handed over to National Taiwan University (NTU) to replace the R/V OR1, which was launched in 1985, and it will be used for advanced academic projects and national ocean research programs, NTU said.    [FULL  STORY]

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