Rados International To Design Purse Seiners For Mexico

Rados International Corporation, naval architects, marine engineers, consultants, marine surveyors, and ship's brokers of San Pedro, Calif., recently announced the signing of a design and engineering contract for the construction of six tuna purse seiners for the Government of Mexico. The official signing of the contract was represented by Robert G. Rados, president of Rados International, and Adm. Humberto Martinez Najera, director general of repair and Naval construction, Department of the Mexican Navy.

The contract marks the beginning of a new construction program in the Naval shipyards of Mexico. The advanced-design vessels will be financed by Mexico Banco Nacional Pesquero, and will be operated by Productos Pesqueros Mexicanos.

As part of the program, Rados International has agreed to act on behalf of the Secretaria de Marina as procurement agent in the purchase of the machinery and equipment for the vessels and, in addition, to provide a team of shipyard construction specialists to assist the Naval shipyards in construction of the fishing vessels.

The fishing vessels will be built at the Naval shipyards located in Salina Cruz and Tampico. The newly designed vessels will be 230 feet in length, 42 feet in beam, 18 feet in draft, with a displacement of 2,650 long tons. They will carry 1,200 tons of frozen tuna.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 44,  Jan 15, 1981

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