The largest fishing logistic vessel in Vietnam, and the first of its kind, was launched in Son Tra District in the central city of Da Nang on Tuesday.
The logistic vessel was made by a private shipyard, and will stock supplies of food, petrol and ice for fishing boats in the central region.
The 1,160cv vessel was built at a total cost of VND3 billion (US$143,000) by the ship building family of 52-year-old Le Men, owner of Ly Cu Shipyard in Tho Quang Ward.
The 26 metre long and 6 metre broad vessel has 27 cargo holds with capacity of 120 cubic metres. The vessel took three months to be built under the meticulous skills of members of Men’s family.
The vessel can fill up with 5,000-7,000 litres of petrol on a full tank; 1,200-1,500 long ice blocks and 20 tonnes of food stocks on a single trip, to service at least 30 fishing boats out at sea.
On its return trip to shore, to replenish stocks, it can bring back 100 tonnes of seafood.
The vessel is scheduled to launch on its inaugural trip on June 7. A single trip will last from three to six days, covering a radius of about 400 sea miles from the mainland.