Posted November 08, 2018 15:04:31 Black Pearl, the newest ship in the long line of ships that have made their way from Australia to Asia, is set to enter the water off China this weekend.
Key points:The ship was constructed in 2012 and is set for a test sailing on November 10The ship is currently being built in the Philippines and the first of its kind is set sail from the port of Manila to Hong Kong on November 9The ship has been ordered by the US Navy to test its handling of a collision between a large ship and a tugboatThe vessel is expected to enter Chinese waters around Hong KongThe ship will carry a crew of up to 60 peopleThe US Coast Guard will monitor the ship during its test voyage and could deploy its Aegis surveillance radar if neededThe ship’s crew will have to complete a rigorous safety check before it is allowed to leave China, where it will spend the next few weeks at sea.
The ship, which is also known as the Black Pearl or the Princess Princess, is currently undergoing testing at a military base in the city of Hangzhou.
It will be joined on Saturday by a cargo ship to the port, which was recently completed, as well as another container ship.
Its maiden voyage will take it from Shanghai to Hong