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Safehaven Marine Launches Its Latest Pilot Vessel For Sea Trials

20th May 2020
Safehaven Marine’s pilot vessel for the Port of San Cirpian takes to the water on Tuesday 19 May Safehaven Marine’s pilot vessel for the Port of San Cirpian takes to the water on Tuesday 19 May Photo: Safehaven Marine

Safehaven Marine has emerged from ‘lockdown’ with the launch of its new pilot boat for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain.

The Cork-based performance boat specialists put production on pause at the end of March, following strict Government restrictions on movement against coronavirus.

Almost completed at the time was the Interceptor 42 order for the fishing port in north-western Spain.

But as Safehaven tweeted yesterday, the boat is finally on the water for initial sea trials as the country begins its gradual reopening.

Safehaven Marine made the deal with the Spanish port — along with orders for Coruna, and Leixoes in Portugal — over a year ago, and more news is expected from the boatyard in the coming weeks.

Another recent delivery delayed by Covid-19 restrictions is an Interceptor 38 to the Port of Berbera in Somaliland, which was received in mid April.

MacDara Conroy

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