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New order from New Zealand

The largest ship building company Western Marine has signed contract with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade for building a new Unrestricted International SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Passenger Ship.

Mr. Harry Stronach, consultant & representative on behalf of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Western Merin has signed the contract paper.

The ship will be built for Tokelau, a non- self-governing territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. The Administration of Tokelau will use the ship to carry passengers from Tokelau to SamoaIslands which is a voyage of few days. The contract value of the project is $6.6 million and the shipyard expects to complete the project by December 2014.

She will be built under class Lloyd’s Register, and UK, it is to be a full SOLAS passenger which means the ship will have highest safety measures considering all possible risks at sea.

The ship will be having a carrying capacity of 60 passengers in addition to 50 tons of cargo and supplies. The 43 m long ship will be spacious to provide maximum comfort to the passengers, equipped with 24 bunk beds, 16 reclining seats, a children’s play area, open deck area for passengers, a sick bay and a comfortable accommodation for12 crew.

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