Vietnam Christens Sub Rescue Ship Yet Kieu in Haiphong

On the morning of July 30, in Hai Phong, Z189 Factory under the General Department of Defense Industry held a ceremony to hand over the multi-purpose submarine search and rescue ship MSSARS 9316 (ship number 927-Yet Kieu) to the Navy.

The Head of the Navy Command and the representative of the Z189 Factory leaders handed over the handover minutes of Ship 927 – Yet Kieu.

Attending the ceremony were Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem, Member of the Party Central Committee, Commander of the Vietnam Navy; Major General Luong Thanh Chuong, Deputy Director of General Department of Defense Industry; representatives of functional agencies of the Navy, General Department of Defense Industry, Damen Group (Netherlands).

Ship 927-Yet Kieu has a displacement of 3,950 tons, a length of 93.11m, a maximum width of 15.99m, a side height of 7.20m, a maximum depth of 4.25m, a maximum speed of 15.7 knots/ hour. The ship is equipped with a modern propulsion system, equipment, medical equipment, lifesaving and rescue, continuous operation time at sea 30 days and nights, ability to withstand waves of level 9, high winds. 12, range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem and delegates visit Ship 927 – Yet Kieu.

Ship 927-Yet Kieu started construction in mid-2018. During the new construction process, Z189 Factory strictly followed the technological process under the close supervision of the investor, Damen Group and Lloyds Register. The ship has been technically accepted and accepted by the Acceptance Council of the Ministry of Defense and the Navy, concluded that it meets the technical requirements, is eligible for shipment, handed over and put into operation.

The decision of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense to approve the investment project to build a new multi-purpose submarine search and rescue ship to meet the urgent requirements of search and rescue missions for submarines, surface ships, and survey. , explore, study the seabed, search, assist in the recovery of underwater objects and perform other assigned tasks.

The successful construction of a multi-purpose submarine rescue ship has demonstrated the capacity of Vietnam’s defense industry in accessing and mastering modern shipbuilding technology, meeting well the tasks and goals of industry modernization. defense industry, contributing to building the revolutionary, regular, elite and modern Vietnamese People’s Army.

Speaking at the ceremony, Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem highly appreciated the efforts and efforts of Z189 Factory, which overcame many difficulties and worked closely with the investor to complete the new shipbuilding in accordance with the contract. contract, plan, progress. Comrade Commander of the Navy assigned the task to the receiving crew to unite, actively study, actively train, exploit and use proficiently, effectively and correctly maintain the ship, meeting the first target, meeting well meet the requirements and tasks in the near future.

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