Shanghai to open maritime investigation lab

Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has recently announced that China's first laboratory devoted to investigating maritime accidents will open by the end of next year.

According to a press release, the laboratory will be dedicated to analyze the causes of serious accidents that involve the loss of lives and property, including ship collisions, explosions, oil spills and sinkings.

“The laboratory will make investigating maritime accidents faster and more scientific, and it will strengthen Shanghai's position as an international shipping center,” said Chen Xiaoguang, deputy director of the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.

The administration is working with Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Maritime University on the laboratory which will be run out of eight offices, all with a different specialization. [29/10/12]

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