China launches 1st self-propelled floating dock

Posted on:02 Mar 2016 16:36:16

China launches 1st self-propelled floating dock
02 March 2016 Current Affairs: China's navy has launched its first self-propelled floating dock, giving it the ability to repair warships far from the coast, the official People's Liberation Army Daily said on Tuesday, Beijing's latest move to modernize its navy.he use of the dock means that ships with minor damage will not have to be taken out of service, while those with severe damage will not have to return to a shipyard .The dock can handle cruisers, destroyers and submarines, but not aircraft carriers, and cope with waves up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) high, it added.


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