The Sai Gon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC), a member of Vinashin, on July 20 handed over the ship “New Lucky VII” to its owner, Franbo Lines Corp. of Taiwan ( China ) and inaugurated the largest dry dock in southern Vietnam.

The 6,850-tonne New Lucky VII, a cargo ship with a special function of transporting timber products, measures 102.79m in length, 17m in width and 8m in height. It was built at a cost of 7.27 million USD.

The ship was designed by two Japanese companies, Kitada and AZ, and built with advanced technologies of Spain , the Republic of Korea and the US .

Meanwhile, the dry dock is the first of its kind that has been designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers and workers. The 186m x 30m x 8.2m dry dock is considered the largest one in the southern region that can launch or repair ships with capacity of up to 25,000 DWT./.