Angolan fisheries launches newbuild research vessel

A fisheries research vessel (FRV) Baía Farta for the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.

The FRV has Silent A/F/R Class notation.

According to Damen, the FRV is suited to various purposes, including hydrographic operations, acoustics research, pelagic and demersal trawling, plankton, water, environmental and geographical sampling, oil recovery and emergency towing operations. 

Damen Regional Director Africa Friso Visser said the vessel would help to develop and preserve the nation’s fishery research industry and the environment.

The design of the Baía Farta is based on one that Damen created with Norwegian designer Skipsteknik.

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