Angola to take delivery of first of three ships to patrol national waters

3 February 2012

Luanda, Angola, 3 Feb – The Ngola Kiluange, the first of three ships used to patrol and combat illegal fishing, is already on its way to Angola, according to the Angolan press.

Ordered from Romania’s Dameni Shipyards Galati, as part of a deal co-funded by the German government and the ING Bank, the Ngola Kiluange will be the first of the three ships to start patrolling.

The ships is almost 62 metres long and 10 metres wide, it has capacity for a crew of 45 people and cruises at a speed of 17 knots, or around 31.5 kilometres per hour.

The three ships are equipped with the latest technology for detecting illegal vessels and activities at any time of day, in any visibility or weather conditions. (macauhub)