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China's first integrated island (reef) geological survey vessel commissioned in Hainan

2024-05-25 00:54 Last Updated At:11:07

Haiyang Dizhi-26 (Ocean Geology 26), China's first integrated island and reef geological survey vessel was officially commissioned in south China's Hainan Province on Friday.

The multi-functional research vessel measures 63.5 meters long, 12.6 meters wide and 4.6 meters deep with a designed draft of 3.2 meters. It can accommodate 34 crew members and has a range of 3,500 nautical miles for an endurance of 35 days.

The geological survey vessel provides support for the development and utilization of natural resources, offshore engineering construction, and marine economic development. It contributes essential foundational data for the daily management of natural resources.

China's first integrated island (reef) geological survey vessel commissioned in Hainan

China's first integrated island (reef) geological survey vessel commissioned in Hainan

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Gunman identified in Trump shooting incident

2024-07-15 13:54 Last Updated At:14:07

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the gunman who shot former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

The shooting is being investigated as attempted assassination by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which identified the suspect as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb some 40 miles from the former president's campaign rally where the incident took place.

The shooter was killed by Secret Service personnel, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement, adding that one spectator was killed in the incident, while another two were critically injured.

The police also found explosive devices in the gunman's car and in his residence, local media quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying.

As of Sunday, the rally site and nearby streets remained cordoned off.

Witnesses to the shooting say more than a dozen shots were heard and recall mass uncertainty for a short period.

"I was about 70 yards from the stage. It was shock and despair. You think it's a nightmare. Everything is going in slow motion. You hear the shots and there were 13 of them. The chaos, the scrambling, it took about two minutes till we found out that he's going to be okay and that they had shot the shooter. So there was a huge relief there," said a witness.

Trump was rushed off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday after gunshots rang out through the crowd. The former president is "fine" and was checked out at a local medical facility after the shooting incident during a rally, his campaign said in a statement.

The U.S. politicians condemned the incident, while the public believes that in the context of the election year, the incident indicates political polarization in the country has intensified.

Gunman identified in Trump shooting incident

Gunman identified in Trump shooting incident

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