Two modern coast guard vessels put into use
The Song Thu Corporation, the General Department of Defence Industry and the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard on September 25th held a ceremony in Da Nang city to hand over the coast guard vessel 8005 (CSB 8005) and put it into operation.
CSB 8005 vessel (Photo: PANO)
The vessel CSB 8005 was designed and built in 12 months by the Netherlands’ Damen Group and the Song Thu Corporation, presenting an advanced and modern design satisfying international standards.
With a capacity of 8,960kW, the vessel has a length of 90 metres and a width of 14 metres. Equipped with modern weapons, the vessel can be operated in Vietnam’s sea and continental shelf for 40 continuous days on an area of 5,000 nautical miles.
After being put into operation, CBS 8005 will be used on patrol for protecting sea and island sovereignty; enforcing laws at sea and the continental shelf; and carrying out search and rescue work in Vietnam’s and international seas.
In addition, the vessel is also responsible for rotating troops and providing logistics for forces at sea.
Earlier, on September 22nd, CBS 6002 was handed over to the regional High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard.At 54.05 metres long and 8.7 metres wide, the vessel can be operated with the maximum velocity of 12.2 nautical miles per hour and during 45 days at sea.
The handing over of the vessel contributes to updating equipment and satisfying the increasingly high demand for reconnaissance requirements in protecting sovereignty and sovereign rights at sea, as well as in realising law enforcement in Vietnam’s sea and continental shelf, and international seas where Vietnam has agreements./.
( Compiled by VNF )