China's scientific survey ship "Da Yang Yi Hao" departs for its 220-day scientific ocean expedition from Qingdao, a city in east China's Shandong Province January 8, 2007.
The ship will finish a 30,000 sea mile-voyage, covering sea areas of the southwest Pacific Ocean, southwest Indian Ocean and west Pacific Ocean . The ship started its maiden long distance ocean expedition on April 2, 2005.
Officials present a bunch of flower to naval officials of China's scientific survey ship "Da Yang Yi Hao" before its departure for a 220-day scientific ocean expedition from Qingdao.
(China Daily January 9, 2007)