On 1st August, the 91-year anniversary of China Army Day, Jianglong Shipbuilding (Stock Code: 300589) was holding the Nigeria Pilot Launch Commencement Ceremony at its Zhongshan Shipyard. The shipowner representatives, the vice president of Jianglong and the representatives of Bureau Veritas had witnessed the cutting of the first steel plate which marks the project was entering into the construction phase.
Jianglong Vice President He Wenjun said Jianglong and the shipowner had contacted and struggle for this project from 2014, and under the policy of “One Belt, One Road” and by the mutual effort of both parties, Jianglong was awarded this order. Jianglong will take advantage of its design and construction experience and strength and will deliver two high-performance pilot launches to the client on time.
The 21-metre by 5-metre vessels with a 1.4-metre draught has a speed of 21 knots. The vessels are equipped advanced propulsion system, navigation and communication system which are checked and verified by BV Classification.