Advanced fisheries surveillance ship handed over | Halong Bay Airport

Advanced fisheries surveillance ship handed over

Vietnam’s second most advanced surveillance ship was handed over on July 30 to the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force in northern Quang Ninh province by Ha Long Shipbuilding Co, Ltd.

The vessel – coded KN-782 – is 90.5m-long, 14m-wide and 7m-high and has been under construction since October 2012. It has a displacement of 2,500 tonnes and a maximum speed of 21 nautical miles per hour with a total capacity of 12,016 horse power.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Do Thong said the Party and State have paid special attention to ensuring the fisheries surveillance forces and coast guard are adequately armed to protect sea and islands’ sovereignty, implement rescue work and assist fishermen at sea.

Nguyen Van Trung, deputy head of the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Department emphasised that the KN-782 ship helps instil confidence in fishermen that they will be adequately protected.

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