A new supply ship, the Sansha No.1, will be built to serve as a material transporter for the newly established Sansha City.

The ship has been designed 120 meters in length and 20 meters in width. With a displacement capacity of 8,100 tons, the ship can carry around 250 passengers and 25 vehicles. The ship can reach a top speed of 20 knots. The construction period will be about 21 months.

At present, ship Qiongsha No.3, due to its limited capacity, can barely meet the high demand for supplies for the island.

Ship Sansha No.3, with a cargo capability 9 times larger than Qiongsha No.3, mainly provides comprehensive material replenishments for Xisha Nansha and Zhongsha Islands,

After being put into operation, the whole journey will be shortened from 15 hours to 8 hours.

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