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Sea Rescue tender for two new boats construction up to 4.4 Mi

The first two, twins of these, were awarded to Armón Shipyard

Spanish Sea Rescue has just tender for the construction of two fast action boats for the value of €4.4 Million. The boats, twins to two already awarded to Auxiliar Naval del Principado (from Armón Group), belong to the renovation process of the Development Ministry planned for this year, as the helicopter flying to Galicia will not be finally renovated. Apart from been on the annual objectives planning for 2019, from the Sea Rescue Department have explained it was the change of a helicopter based in Santiago done in July 2018. It is the EC225, called Helimer 402.

Sea Rescue has also explained the technological update planned on Don Inda boat, based in Cee (A Coruña), has already been done. “The dynamic positioning system was upgraded last July to the recent version and a taut wire system was installed to help in diving installation”, commented Development department sources.

Regarding the two new “salvamares” (rescue boats), the document explains it is made to renew “the oldest and outdated” boats. In this way, they should have between 19 to 22 m-Length and reach 36 knots. Self-government is fixed in minimum 400 nautical miles (to 28 knots) and they should have a loading capacity of 35 tons. Sources from the sector explained that the sheet is the same to the one before that was already awarded to Armón, consequently everything points out to be in charge again of the construction. Moreover, they sum up saying “it is necessary to have one unique successful bidder to perform the contract “due to the characteristics and “in the interest of both boats follow the same standard on equipment and installed systems”.

Apart from that, Sea Rescue has already given to Seaplace engineering from Madrid the design of “one large carriage tugboat”, to which the companies from Vigo has already bidden in a temporary joint of companies (UTE) F. Carceller, VicusDT and Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)