China works towards safe sea-travel during Spring Festival

 Thursday, February 15, 2018 


springChina’s coastal waters will have seventy-two salvage ships and 20 helicopters to ensure travel safety at sea during the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year.



Spring Festival is the peak travel period and is the most important occasion for family gatherings and falls on Feb. 16 this year.



The peak travel period around the festival, known as Chunyun, will last for 40 days from Feb. 1 to Mar. 12.



Many Chinese people return to their hometowns during this period.



Du Haipeng, an official with the Ministry of Transport stated that Bohai Bay, the Taiwan Strait and the Qiongzhou Strait usually had the most passengers during this period.





Till now twenty large salvage ships and 12 helicopters have been posted to these waters.




Salvage ships has also been deployed by the ministry  in case of emergencies in areas where cargo freight is heavy and fisheries active, such as the estuaries of the Yangtze and the Pearl rivers, and waters off Zhoushan Island.



In order to prevent ice blockage in the Bohai Sea, three large salvage ships have been readied.



The number of travelers going to Taiwan by sea is expected to rise this Spring Festival so the ministry had sent two large salvage ships and three helicopters to waters off Xiamen City in east China’s Fujian Province.



Around 4,000 personnel will take shifts to monitor river and sea transport 24 hours a day during the Spring Festival and another 50 vessels and 10 emergency squads were on hold.

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