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China launches ship capable of creating artificial islands

by Futures Centre, Nov 20
1 minute read

A new ship called the Tian Kun Hao – also dubbed the ‘magic island maker’ – has become Asia’s largest dredging vessel. The ship produces artificial islands by digging up quantites of sand at a rate of 6,000 cubic meters per hour, and then depositing the matter over exisitng masses, including rock formations and even coral reefs.



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