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Salvage work begins on "Nanhai 1"

Source: | 12-22-2007 10:08

Salvage work on the "Nanhai One" has begun in the South China Sea. The huge steel box that sealed the ancient sunken vessel has been partially lifted out of the water.

Good weather allowed the salvage work to begin a day earlier than scheduled and a crane-ship hauled the sealed box onto an underwater carrier. The ship is expected to be lifted completely from the sea on Saturday.

It will then be sent to a newly built museum, where treasures unearthed from China's ancient maritime silk road will be put on display.


Editor:Liu Fang