Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dutch shipyard in Santiago delivers fifth vessel to Venezuela

Dutch shipyard in Santiago delivers fifth vessel to Venezuela

CUBA STANDARD — The Cuban subsidiary of Dutch shipbuilder Damen
Shipyards delivered the third of four logistics ships built for the
Venezuelan navy, official media reported.

In a televised ceremony, the Damex Shipbuilding & Engineering shipyard
in Santiago, which is 100-percent owned by Damen, delivered the AB Los
Roques (T-93) to the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela.

The ship's tasks include facilitating international trade and providing
support in disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean.

The 57-meter Los Roques belongs to the Damen Stan Lander class. It has a
cargo capacity of 740 tons — in 42 containers or as general cargo — and
reaches speeds up to 11 knots. Built for shallow water, the vessel has a
roll on-roll off ramp at the bow for vehicles and machinery.

Under cooperation agreements between Cuba and Venezuela, in addition to
the fourth lander, Damex is scheduled to deliver two patrol boats next
year. Previously to the Stan Landers, Damex built two tug boats for the
Venezuelan navy.

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards, the owner of the Santiago facility,
is one of the world's largest shipbuilders. The Cuban subsidiary was
established in 1995 and is, according to its Website, "a self-sustaining
organization" with 140 employees. Damex acts as a license holder and an
aftersales service location for Damen Shipyards Holland, and can build
new ships with a length of up to 100 meters.

Source: "Dutch shipyard in Santiago delivers fifth vessel to Venezuela «
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