Quang Ngai: maritime logistics ship sets sail hinh anh 1Scene taken at Co Luy shipbuilding cooperative in Quang Ngai city (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – The central province of Quang Ngai began operating Ly Son 168, a modern ship serving maritime logistics, at Sa Ky seaport on March 9.

Supported by the government’s preferential policies for fishery development, the ship cost over 31.7 billion VND (1.42 million USD) to build, 25.7 billion VND (1.15 million USD) of which was borrowed from Agribank.

Being 45.68 metres in length and 7.69 metres in width, it is designed to carry 674 tonnes of goods and travel at a maximum speed of 12 nautical miles per hour.

The vessel features fish tanks, a freezer storage system, a seawater ice-making machine and a processing workshop.

It is capable of storing approximately 50 tonnes of food supplies, which can cater to about 30 offshore fishing ships.

Captain Tran Van Gau said Ly Son 168 will offer services to help fishermen work at sea longer and more effectively.-VNA