The Snow Dragon Brothers are about to meet for the first time.
Xinhua News Agency, "Xuelong 2", November 6 (Reporter Liu Shiping) the "Xuelong" polar research icebreaker arrived at the Anchorage outside the port of Hobart, Australia, on the 6th. It is 4.5 nautical miles (about 8.3 km) from the Xuelong 2, which docked at Port Hobart on the 4th. The Snow Dragon plans to dock at the dock next to the Snow Dragon 2 on the 7th, which will be the first time the Snow Dragon brothers have met.
Earlier, the Snow Dragon 2 set sail from Shenzhen on October 15, while the Snow Dragon sailed from Shanghai on October 22.
According to the plan, the "Xuelong 2" will leave Hong Kong on the 7th, cross the westerly belt and go to Zhongshan Station in Antarctica for ship refueling, supplies and personnel rotation during its call at the port of Hobart. China's 36th Antarctic Scientific Expedition is the first Antarctic expedition conducted by Xuelong 2, and Hobart Port is the outer port where Xuelong 2 docked for the first time.
After the "Xuelong" docked at Hobart Port on the 7th, it will carry out replenishment and personnel rotation, and then plan to leave Hong Kong on the 9th, cross the westerly belt, and rendezvous with the "Xuelong 2" at Zhongshan Station.