China Shipbuilding Group to design fisheries patrol boats for Zhejiang Province

China Shipbuilding Group, through its subsidiary 701 Research Institute, has been awarded a contract for the design of two new patrol boats in a series for use by the Fisheries Law Enforcement Command of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The vessels will each have an LOA of 49 metres, a beam of 7.8 metres, a displacement of 300 tonnes, and a secondary search and rescue (SAR) capability.

The patrol boats will be operated primarily in the East China Sea off Zhejiang Province.

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