Gondán Lays Keel for MS-SC Training Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 14, 2014

Photo courtesy Gondán Shipyard

Photo courtesy Gondán Shipyard

Gondán Shipyard celebrated the keel laying ceremony of the sail training vessel that the yard is building for the British Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MS-SC).

In the ceremony, which took place this morning in Figueras Shipyard (Castropol) participated representatives from the British organization, among others, the Chairman of Trustees, Captain Nigel Palmer, and the Chief Executive Officer, Martin Coles, accompanied by Gondán Shipyard´s Chairman, Álvaro Platero.

The keel laying ceremony, highly symbolic, marks the start of the assembly of the vessel in the slipway. The contract came into force last August, and it is scheduled for delivery next year.

With a length overall of 32 m and a beam of 7.36 m. the vessel can accommodate 24 cadets as trainees, in voyages from six to fourteen days in northern European sea waters.


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