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Vietnam launches submarine tender

6th December 2019 - 06:56 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christcurch


Vietnam launched the navy’s first submarine rescue vessel on 4 December, a timely step given that the Vietnam People’s Navy has been operating Kilo-class submarines since they were ordered in April 2011.

The red-hulled vessel, named Yet Kieu and carrying the pennant number ‘927’, was constructed at the Z189 Shipyard within 17 months. This facility is owned by the General Department of Defence Industry.

A ceremony for the launch occurred at the shipyard located in Haiphong, a port city on Vietnam’s northeast coast. In attendance was RAdm Hoai Nam, the Chief of Navy.

As well as giving the Vietnam People’s

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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