Saturday, October 4, 2014

New modern coast guard ship launched

October 4, 2014 - The Song Thu Corporation under the General Department of Defence Industry on October 4th launched the coast guard ship No. 8002.
This is the second ship built for the Vietnam Coast Guard by the corp. to date.

The coast guard ship No. 8002

This modern ship, 90.5m in length and 14m in width, has a capacity of 12,012 horsepower and can operate at the maximum speed of 21 nautical miles per hour.
This ship is specially designed to operate continuously in 40 days and nights at a range of 5,000 nautical miles and in bad weather with a force of 12 gale and high waves.
Attending the ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung, Deputy Minister of National Defence praised the corp. for overcoming difficulties to fulfil its assigned missions.
General Cung also laid stress on the Party’s and the State’s attention to missions on ensuring national security and defence though the national economy is still facing many difficulties as well as the need to equip modern equipment for armed forces in general and the Vietnam Coast Guard in particular.

Cutting ribbons to launch the ship
General Cung asked the corp., the Vietnam Coast Guard Command and relevant organs to check and complete necessary contents to put into operation this ship as soon as possible, enabling coast guard forces to patrol and protect national sovereignty over seas and islands and enforce law at waters of the country and continental shelf.
At the launch ceremony, the Song Thu Corporation presented VND 100 million to the Coast Guard Region 2 Command.

Translated by Ngoc Bich

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