Steel ship building programme comes to Quang Ngai

The Nha Trang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd under the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation ( SBIC) on July 2 delivered a modern steel fishing vessel to a fisherman in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai, under a programme to enhance capacity of the nation’s fishing fleet.

The Government recently approved a 16 trillion VND (752 million USD) credit package for the fishing industry with the aim of replacing 3,000 wood-hulled vessels with steel ones.

Receiving the new 750CV ship, the owner, Phan Be from Pho Thach commune, Duc Pho district, said the ship will help him go on long offshore fishing trips in the coming time, increasing his income.

The diesel-engine ship, coded Sang Fish 01, was built at a cost of 7.3 billion VND. It measures 25.21m long, 7.8m wide, and can operate non-stop for 40 days at sea. It is equipped with a radar system, a fishing detector machine and a positioning system.

Ngo Tung Lam, SBIC Deputy General Director said his company has worked with many localities across the country to build several models of steel fishing boats for fishermen to choose the type meeting their needs.

The same day, the corporation launched the building of two other vessels for Quang Ngai fishermen.-VNA