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Vietnam starts building sub rescue vessel

7th June 2018 - 10:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A keel laying ceremony has recently been held for the Vietnam People’s Navy’s first submarine rescue vessel

The ceremony for the 4,000t ship took place at the Z189 shipyard in Haiphong, a port city on Vietnam’s northeast coast, on 24 May. RAdm Pham Hoai Nam, chief of the navy, was the guest of honour.

This state-owned shipbuilder belongs to Vietnam’s General Department of Defence Industry, and the existence of this submarine rescue ship project was first revealed at the Vietship 2018 exhibition in January.

Construction of the ship, labelled MSSARS 9316, is expected to take 27 months, which equates

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