Angola buys ship for scientific research from the Netherlands

21 October 2014

The Angolan Ministry of Fisheries plans to buy a scientific research ship for US$75.9 million from a Dutch shipyard.

An order from the President of Angola, which authorises the commission from Dutch shipyard Damen Shipyards GorichemDe said that it was necessary “to study, identify, conserve, make sustainable use of and monitor biological resources and the marine ecosystem,” through scientific research into Angola’s fisheries sector.

The government of Angola launched a tender for the 65-metre ship.

Several Spanish shipyards put forward proposals to build the ship but in the end the government selected the Dutch shipyards that have previously provided ships to Angola. (macauhub/AO)