DELIVERY IN VIETNAM OF THE SEVENTH 90M TUNA PURSE SEINER

30/11/2013

PIRIOU is preparing to deliver its seventh 90m freezer tuna purse seiner ship for SAPMER Holding, the ‘BELLE ISLE’.

 

The christening ceremony took place on 28 November on its Nha Be site in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the seventh tuna ship that PIRIOU has delivered to SAPMER since 2009 and the second registered in Mauritius Island where it will be based for its operations in the Indian Ocean. 

 

In 2007, PIRIOU won an order from SAPMER for three 90m freezer-tuna ships designed to produce high added value tuna. ‘Franche Terre’, first vessel in the programme, was delivered by PIRIOU to Concarneau (29) in May 2009, followed by the second and third tuna ships, the ‘Manapany’ and the ‘Bernica’, built and delivered to Vietnam en 2010.  

 

In 2010, the construction of two extra vessels was added to the Vietnam shipyards' work schedule: "Dolomieu"’ and "Belouve" delivered in 2012. 

 

In 2013, the sixth and seventh 90-metre tuna purse seiner ships in the programme were delivered: ‘Belle Rive’ and ‘‘Belle Isle’.  

 

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