The Ha Long Shipbuilding Co., Ltd under the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) on May 15 started work on the building of four tugs for Damen Shipyards Group of Holland.

Each ATD 2412 tug measures 24.74 metres long, 12.63 metres wide and 4.6 metres high with a capacity of 298 tonnes.

The ships will be handed over to Damen Group within 14 months.

The same day, Vinashin’s Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Industry Corporation transferred a 56,200 tonne ship named Vosco Sunrise to Vietnam Ocean Shipping JSC.

This is the largest ever cargo ship Nam Trieu has built for a domestic partner.

The 190m long ship is designed by IHI-MU of Japan and equipped with modern facilities to meet standards of all seaports worldwide.

Later on the day, Vosco Sunrise sailed to Singapore for its maiden voyage.-VNA