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Large vessel enters service in Chongqing

3 December 2014
The largest vessel capable of sailing on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has been permitted to enter service in Chongqing, according to China Water Transport News.

The 7,600 dwt ‘Hangshu 26’ is a bulk carrier that is 130 metres long, 16.2 metres wide and 6.2 metres deep. It is the largest vessel of its kind that can operate upstream of the Three Gorges Dam and it has a full load speed of 25 kph. Four such vessels can pass the Three Gorges Dam shiplocks at the same time, making it an efficient size for passing the dam.

     
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