Monday, August 11, 2008

First submersible classified by Vietnam Register

00:02' 10/08/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Register (VR) has coordinated with the Russian Marine Register of Shipping (RMRS) to conduct initial inspection and classification for a submersible – the first of its kind in the country.

Submersible TINRO - 2, owned by Ho Chi Minh City-based Cat Long Hai Joint Stock Company, was built in Russia.

Measuring 7.12m long, 2.50m wide and 2.72m high, the submersible is able to dive at the maximum depth of 400m.

The successful classification of TINRO -2 marked a new development step in VR’s scientific and technological research and application.