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Sapmer Orders Two New Seiners At Pirou Vietnam La Reunion, August 14, 12

Sapmer, the industrial tuna fishing group from La Reunion announced the ordering of two new -40 °C tuna seiners, which will bring Sapmer’s fleet to seven tuna purse seiners. No financial amount involved was specified.
These new vessels, which are to boost the development of Sapmer’s tuna operations in the Indian Ocean, will be built by SEAS shipyards in Vietnam, a subsidiary of the French construction group Piriou Naval Engineering.
The vessels will be build according to latest innovative technology, being prepared for the future. Sapmer already operates in the Indian Ocean with five -40 °C seiners: Franche Terre, Manapany, Bernica, Dolomieu and Belouve.
The new seiners are expected to join the Indian Ocean fleet of Sapmer in 2013.