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Research Vessel Launched for Angolan Fisheries Ministry

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 20, 2017

Fishery Research Vessel 7417 Baía Farta (Photo: Damen)

Fishery Research Vessel 7417 Baía Farta (Photo: Damen)

On November 9, Damen Shipyards Galati launched Baía Farta, a new Fishery Research Vessel (FRV) 7417 for the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. The vessel's sponsor was Dra. Isabel Cristóvão, director of Gabinete de Estudos, Planeamento e Estatística.
 
The FRV 7417 is suited to various purposes, including hydrographic operations, acoustics research, pelagic and demersal trawling, plankton, water, environmental and geographical sampling, oil recovery and emergency towing operations. “[The vessel] will enable the Angolan Fisheries Ministry to carry out research into its fishing grounds that will help to develop and preserve the nation’s industry and environment,” said Friso Visser, Damen Regional Director Africa.

Baía Farta boasts a number of state-of-the-art features, the builder said. The FRV has Silent A/F/R Class notation. Close attention is being paid to the design, construction and outfitting of the vessel in order to minimize noise and vibration both on board and underwater.

Baía Farta features a basic design from Skipsteknisk. Her construction has been an international project, involving input from Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the Netherlands, with building taking place at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.

The Angolan Ministry of Fisheries is a long-standing client of Damen, having previously taken delivery of two 62-meter Fishery Inspection Vessels 6210 and a smaller FRV 2808.
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