Sea trials completed for new pilot boat pair for Gulf of Tonkin

China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding has completed conducting sea trials of two pilot boats in a series ordered by local operator Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port Authority.

The all-aluminium vessels will be stationed at the ports of Qinzhou and Fangchenggang along the northern edge of the Gulf of Tonkin following their delivery.

The pilot boats each have an LOA of 19.88 metres, a beam of 5.2 metres, and two Volvo IPS engines that will deliver speeds in excess of 26 knots.

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