Ben Tre steps up installation of fishing vessel monitoring devices

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is focusing on finishing the installation of fishing vessel monitoring devices in a bid to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Since June 2019, the province has installed tracking devices on local fishing vessels. To date, the devices have been installed on 453 vessels with length of 24 meters or more, equivalent to 96.58 percent, and 875 boats with length of from 15 meters to under 24 meters, or 50.75 percent.

Polish companies to supply SAR vessels for Vietnam

Cenzin (PGZ Group) will be a broker and co-ordinator in a deal concerning supply of six sea-going search and rescue (SAR) vessels to Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Polish yard responsible for design of the series and construction of the initial units will be Remontowa Shipbuilding SA.  Polish President Andrzej Duda and Vietnamese president Trần Đại Quang signed a framework loan agreement in Hanoi on the construction of six search and rescue ships on November 28, 2017.

L&T Bags Major Order from Vietnam Border Guard for High Speed Patrol Vessels


L&T Bags Major Order from Vietnam Border Guard for High Speed Patrol Vessels. At USD  9.7 million it is the biggest export order given to a private Indian Shipyard till date  Mumbai, Sep 22, 2016: Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed the principle contract with
Vietnam Border Guard valued at USD 99.7 Million for design and construction of high speed patrol vessels in India as well as for transfer of design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at Hong Ha shipyard in Vietnam

US$1.2mn locally-made water bus launched, ready for Saigon route

A Vietnamese-made express boat has been launched and is expected to be utilized for a river bus route in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 189 Shipbuilding Company under the Ministry of National Defense, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City-based GreenlinesDP Company, on Sunday afternoon launched the water bus GreenlinesDP C8, which can carry up to 136 people

The keel laying ceremony of fishing trawler in Ha Long shipyard

On 31st of August, Ha Long Shipbuilding Company held a keel laying ceremony of FISHING TRAWLER which be built for ShipBuilding Asia LTD (Canada). This is a generation of offshore fishing vessel in Canada’s Northern sea and be equipped with modern technology under the international marine fishing law.
After several months of cooperation, negotiation, planning, on the morning of 31/8/2017, Halong Shipbuilding Company held a keel laying ceremony of Fishing Trawler which be built for ShipBuilding Asia LTD (Canada). This is a generation of offshore fishing vessels in the North Sea of Canada and be equipped with modern technology under the international marine fishing law.

Representatives of Ha Long Shipbuilding Company handed over the building contract of  Fishing Trawler for ShipBuilding Asia LTD.

Vietnam launches 700-ton boat for offshore patrol, rescue

A factory of the defense ministry in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday launched the most modern patrol and rescue boat ever built by the country. The boat of 700 metric tons, 63 meters long and 12 meters wide is built anew for the Vietnamese Navy, using German engines, communication devices that meet international standards, and having a helicopter pad.
It uses design of a British Russian joint venture company which allows operation in tough waters with wind power of 118-133 kilometers per hour.

Vinalines starts to count profits

Accordingly, the company posted an estimated consolidated profit of VND40.3 billion ($1.8 million) last year.

“Besides profits, most of our other business indicators were fairly positive, as total goods transport and cargo throughput volumes at ports under the company’s management rose by 3 and 8 per cent, respectively,” said Vinalines acting general director Nguyen Canh Tinh.

Production workshops, shipbuilding yards harm marine environment

The coastal waters have become seriously polluted with oil, zinc waste and domestic water waste, while suspended solids such as Si, NO3, NH4 and PO4 are at worryingly high levels.

The quality of sediment in the coastal areas and the habitats for many aquatic species has declined.

Vietnam launches most advanced coast guard vessel

Coast guard vessel 8005, which is the second multi-purpose ship of the DN2000 line built by Song Thu Corporation, meets all the international standards and is made based on a design by Dutch engineers.


The DN 2000 line is currently the country’s most versatile and advanced coast guard vessel, the shipbuilding corporation said at the ceremony in Da Nang City.

The ship, which has a displacement of up to 2,400 metric tons, can operate in the open sea for 40 consecutive days within a range of 5,000 nautical miles and survive gusts blowing at 118-133km per hour.

The vessel will be assigned to the Vietnam Coast Guard to conduct sea patrols, search and rescue missions and transport personnel and support for defense forces on Vietnamese islands, according to coast guard officials.

Vessel 8005 was put into the water by Song Thu and the Vietnam Coast Guard six months ahead of schedule, which was originally set for early April 2016.

Ha Long shipyard launched two troop-carrier ships Roro 5612

PANO – The Ha Long One-member Shipbuilding Co.Ltd., under the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, has successfully launched two more troop-carrier ships Roro 5612 numbered 3 and 4 for the Venezuelan Navy.

The ship, designed and equipped by the Dutch Damen Group, was built for the Latin American country under the supervision of the French register BV.

One million dollar speedboat designed by Vietnamese engineers

Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarang visits HCM City Tran Song Hai, general director of Greenline DP, the shipbuilder, said the catamaran is 16.6 meters long and has a capacity of 1,200 CV.

The boat can carry 60 passengers and run at a speed of 55-60 kilometers per hour. The speedboat is expected to be put into use to carry passengers to replace old hydrofoils this November.

Scientists urge firms to take full advantage of floating dock

Do Thai Binh, a renowned shipbuilding and navigation expert, and deputy chair of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Science Association, said the dock should be used as China was building a floating island on the East Sea.

M83 became famous after being imported by Vinalines, which now has many difficulties with its former chair now in jail. The floating dock was bought for millions of dollars though it is worthless.

Vietnam Coast Guard receives new high-speed patrol boat

Vietnam Coast Guard receives two home-made modern vessels

The TT400-class vessel, numbered CSB 4035, was assigned to the VCG of Zone 4, which manages and protects the southern waters of Vietnam from Tra Vinh to Kien Giang Provinces and part of the Gulf of Thailand, in which Phu Quoc Island is located.

Vietnam fails to retrieve $47.3mln compensation for Vinashin after graft case

Three years after sending nine executives of the state-owned shipbuilding giant Vinashin and its subsidiaries to jail for a string of violations, Vietnamese authorities are still struggling to recover millions of dollars for the companies.
Three Vinashin subsidiaries sought compensation totaling over VND1 trillion (US$47.33 million) from the imprisoned executives.

Vietnam nabs key suspect in Vinashin debacle after 5 years in hiding

The Ministry of Public Security has arrested an executive of shipbuilding giant Vinashin, five years after he fled Vietnam to avoid an investigation into one of the country’s most high-profile corruption cases.
Officials said Giang Kim Dat, 38, will be probed for multiple violations that allegedly caused losses of over VND910 billion (US$40.98 million) at the state-owned group.

70% foreign stake in Vietnam shipbuilder backed

Shipbuilding Corporation speeds up restructuring subsidiaries PM approves action plan to boost shipbuilding

The proposal, which has been made along with the requirement for such a high volume of shares by the firm based in the Netherlands, comes even as Vietnam’s current regulations impose a 49% limit on foreign investors’ ownership in the domestic stock market.

Netherlands’ Damen eyes 49% stake in Ha Long Shipyard

Under the current regulations, the ownership ratio of foreign investors in the local stock market is limited to 49%.

In 2014, Ha Long posted output worth more than VND1 trillion ($46 million), or 114.3 per cent of the yearly target, and revenue of more than VND1.38 trillion ($63 million), equivalent to 100.2 per cent of the target.

Vietnam to build ships for maritime research, survey locally

Accordingly, only member companies of the Hanoi-based Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), previously known as Vinashin, are allowed to join those tenders to secure the rights to build such ships, the website said on Friday.

Prime Minister Dung has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to actively work with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance to allocate necessary capital for the project.

Modern fishing ship handed over to fisherman

The ceremony to hand over the ship to fisherman

The Song Dao Ship Building Joint-Stock Company of the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) handed over a new steel-hull ship, coded VO18 01, to fisherman Nguyen Quoc Trong from Nghi Quang commune, Nghi Loc district, Nghe An province on March 2nd. This is the eighth fishing ship of this kind built at the company in the framework of the SBIC’s steel-hull shipbuilding program.

Vietnam builds 56,200-ton ships, happy to be outsourcing provider

Vietnam’s shipbuilding industry

On April 12, 2015, Dongbacshin organized a ceremony for the hand-over of Truong Minh Dragon, a 12,500-ton ship to Truong Minh International JSC. Also at the event, Dongbacshin signed a contract to build the 56,200-ton bulk ship for Truong Minh.