The People’s Liberation Army launched fleet tracking technology in the first two days of the country’s national mourning period.
The ships that are tracking the movements of the dead are to be equipped with radar to help the search and rescue teams, the military said in a statement on its official Weibo account.
The navy will conduct two operations to collect information on missing ships in the coming days.
The Chinese navy has been conducting searches for missing ships off the coast of Hainan province in recent months, as well as on the coast and in the Indian Ocean, since last September.
The search for the missing vessels is now being coordinated by the navy and the Maritime Safety Administration, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The government will use the information gathered by the ships to assist in the search.