Vietnam's Fisheries Surveillance force gets new vessel

By Bich Ngoc, Thanh Nien News

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The new fisheries surveillance vessel in a hand-off ceremony in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, on June 30.
Vietnam's Fisheries Surveillance Agency received a new Dutch-designed vessel in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Monday.
The ship, coded KN-781, was built by Vietnam's Ha Long One-Member Limited Company using design and technology provided by the Damen Shipyards Group.
Industry expert have called it the most advanced of its class in Vietnam.
The ship has a displacement of 2,500 tons and a maximum speed of 21 nautical miles per hour. It can operate continuously at sea for many days and is equipped with modern search and rescue tools. There ship also features a helicopter landing pad on its rear deck.
Dang Huy Hau, vice chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee said the new ship will allow Vietnam's Fisheries Surveillance Force to better perform their law enforcement duties and assist distressed fishermen at sea.

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