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The Basque vessel company Albacora orders Armón a tuna vessel of 95 metres in length

The company starts a progressive renewal process of its fleet

The Basque vessel company Albacora, one of the biggest extractive fishing companies in the world, has assigned Armón Gijón the construction of a new tuna vessel with 95 metres in length. The company, which generates more than 400 million euros per year, thus wants to start a progressive renewal process of its fleet, currently constituted by 18 vessels.

“This unit will replace one of the vessels that is now operating on the Atlantic and will meet all the requirements set by the sixth resolution of ISSF (International Seafood Sustainability Foundation)”, as confirmed by the person in charge for legal subjects of Albacora, Borja Alonso, to the digital newspaper Undercurrent News. It hasn’t been disclosed the vessel’s capacity or the delivery date yet.

According to Alonso, Albacora doesn’t have an “imperative need” to renovate its vessels, but they will keep an eye on the emerging opportunities. One of their last orders, Intertuna Tres, was built in the slipways of the shipyard from Vigo H.J. Barreras.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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