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Cardama achieves financing to built three rescue vessels for Angola

Works will begin in a couple of weeks after receiving financing from the Spanish company of export credit Astilleros y Varadares Franbcisco Cardama has reached the needed financing to deal with the construction of three rescue vessels for the Transport Ministry of Angola, according yesterday information from the company. It is about "multi purpose" crafts from the type of the tug boat Salvador de Ocampo, like the one that owns to the coastguard service from the Galician government.

Caradama won in 2008 an international public building competition for the construction of these three vessels for 55.5 millions Dollars (around 40 millions Euros). The shipyard has reached financing from the Spanish company of export credit (Cesce) to begin the works "in one or two months", according company sources. The contract time is 24 months.
The company delivered last December a 40 meters long fishing investigation vessel for the Fishing Ministry of Algeria, and nowadays is building several boats: a 30 meters long tug boat for Guinea Conacry, another similar for the Benin Republic, a 20 meter long multicat platform for Angola and two 18 meters long port auxiliary vessels for Spain.
Units that will be made for Angola will be like the Sebastián de Ocampo -vessel delivered in May 2005- unless the length will be three meters more and the beam is half a meter less. Furthermore, they will have conventional screws, whereas the Galician government vessel has two azimuth propellants.
These vessels are developed on the basis of a powerful tug boat that also can carry out rescue maritime tasks, anti pollution and fire fighting, control, fishing inspection and vigilance, ocean graphic and scientific investigation works, oil and fresh water supply for other vessels and fishing observers and inspectors training.
The vessels will have as aim to help the fleets that work in the African continent. These units will be invested with fast rescue boats of 7.20 meters long, equipped with a complete navigation and communication system and propelled with water-jets, that can reach 35 knots. (Source: FARO DE VIGO)

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