19th to 21st of May 2020

More than 12 million euro in a ship sailing with Cayman flag

They managed to get Consellería do Mar (regional government Sea department) second order with an offer of 1.6 million. The Council approves to tender another Hight waters boat for 6.5 million.

Rodman Polyships has awarded the construction of the two next patrol boats in charge of the Coastguard Service of Galicia after submitting an offer of 1.6 million euro. The shipyard from Moaña will have 12 months to manufacture the twin boats like the ones that are currently finishing in their facilities for the Xunta (regional Government) and that it is due to deliver soon.

The dockyard specialized on the manufacture of polyester boats reinforce with PRFV (fibreglass) will build two patrol boats similar that will overtake technical characteristics on the sheet. So, it will increase two meters length of the text (between 15 and 17 m) and also maximum speed in 9.5 knots (from 28 knots). Everything indicates they will replicate model Rodman 56.

Rodman was the only one aiming to get the order. According to the awarding resolution, the amount gets up to 1.97 million euro, where 1.6 will belong to net amount and nearly 343,000 euro of VAT. On the text it is highlighted the project is 70% coo-financed on by the Fishing and Maritime European Fund (FEMP) and 30% by the Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia).

In this way, the shipyard from Meira area will have done four of the eight ships Consellería do Mar aims to renew. The department managed by Rosa Quintana has also the intention of building a Hight waters patrol boat of 30m length to substitute Paio Gómez Chariño, built by Rodman in 2003. Just yesterday, the Xunta Council give green light to a contract tender for its construction for the maximum amount of more than 6.5 million euro, spitted between 2019 (nearly 1.2 million) and 2020 (more than 5.3 million)

Attached to that, the Council has also in mind to build another patrol boat made of wood, to "revitalise" Ribeira carpenters with it.
The aim of the Council with this invest is to strengthen the Coastguard Service on the fight against illegal fishing, non-declared or non-regulated (IUU) and poaching, a very common activity on the Galician community.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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