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Vietnam Coast Guard orders extra boats

29th June 2016 - 09:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Capitalising on satisfaction from a previous batch of patrol boats, James Boat Technologies (JBT) received a new order for a dozen 13.66m patrol boats destined for the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG).

A contract was signed on 24 June by Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Dam, commander of the VCG, and the local shipbuilder. Deliveries should be completed next year.

The type being acquired is the company’s MS 50S patrol boat. It has a top speed of 35kt thanks to two 300hp Volvo engines and can operate in conditions up to sea state six. It is able to accommodate up to 16

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