Xuelong 2 returns home from Arctic expedition

Li Qian
China's icebreaking research vessel Xuelong 2 returns to Shanghai after finishing the country's 12th Arctic expedition and sailing 14,000 nautical miles.
Li Qian
Xuelong 2 returns home from Arctic expedition
Ti Gong

Xuelong 2, China's icebreaking research vessel, is greeted on its return home to Shanghai from the North Pole.

China's icebreaking research vessel Xuelong 2 has returned to Shanghai after finishing the country's 12th Arctic expedition.

Also known as Snow Dragon 2, it set sail from Shanghai on July 12 and returned on Tuesday after sailing 14,000 nautical miles.

Scientists onboard the vessel completed the observation of Chukchi Sea's atmosphere, sea water and ecological environment, as well as conducted research on the North Pole's climate change and natural environment.

Xuelong 2 returns home from Arctic expedition
Ti Gong

Xuelong 2

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