New 328-ft. Rescue Ship Unveiled

Monday, November 19, 2007
A new rescue ship was added to maritime service in the coastal city of South China. Designed and built in China, Nanhaijiu 101 is said to be the largest, fastest and the most powerful rescue ship in the country. It has two engines that can generate 14,000 kW, 6,000 kW more than the capacity of the any other ship in the fleet. The 328-ft. long vessel can rescue up to 200 people, and has landing space for helicopters. It can fight fires, tow ships and search for vessels at night. The ships will cost $39m each and will be built by Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Source: China Daily

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