Vietnam president inspects new maritime surveillance vessel

By Thuy Hang, Thanh Nien News

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A Fisheries Surveillance Force Vessel coded KN 782 built by the Ha Long Shipbuilding Company in Quang Ninh Province is expected to be finished on July 30. Photo: Thuy Hang

President Truong Tan Sang visited a second Dutch-designed Fisheries Surveillance Force vessel that is currently being completed in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Sunday.
The ship, coded KN 782, is being built by the state-owned Ha Long Shipbuilding One-Member Limited Company using technology provided by the Damen Shipyards Group. It is expected to be completed on July 30.
The 500-DWT ship measures 90.5 meters in length and 14 meters in width. Its four engines command over 12,000 horse power, enabling the vessel to reach speeds of more than 21 nautical miles per hour.
It can continuously travel 5,000 nautical miles in a single journey.
The vessel is equipped with advanced tools for search and rescue missions. It also features two high-powered water cannons and a helicopter landing pad on its rear deck.
The KN 782 is the second Dutch-designed Fisheries Surveillance Force vessel built by the Ha Long Shipbuilding Company.
On June 30, the first, KN 781, was handed over to the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force.

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