China gains semi-submersible ship for South China Sea fleet

July 10, 2015 11:06 AM

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BEIJING China has added a semi-submersible ship to its naval fleet to strengthen the country's presence in the disputed South China Sea, state television reported on Friday.

The ship, which bears the number 868, can be used to transport small vessels and as a temporary dock to repair damaged naval ships, according to the official microblog of China Central Television (CCTV).

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