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Navimon Confirms Order for Three New Longliners

Sem Sodil subsidiary and the first shipowner in New Caledonia Navimon has ordered an additional three Longliners from Piriou. Between 1998 and 2000, the shipyard originally built Navimon’s eight 20.7 metre longliners dedicated to tuna longline fishing in the New Caledonia Economic Exclusive Zone. They also built the first two vessels of the new generation which were delivered and reached their homeport by the end of 2018. These two have been exploited for nearly one year and answer the shipowner’s requirements.

With this new firm order for three vessels, Navimon renews trust towards Piriou which built These new units are designed to improve crew comfort and security, make maintenance operations easier, optimise expenses and answer the issues related to security and environment compliance.

Piriou group CEO Vincent Faujour says: “Following our latest orders of trawlers for metropolitan France, of a 67m oceanic tuna fishing vessel and the recent delivery of 60 and 63m longliners for La Reunion island, this confirmation of the third part of the contract for the eight longliners series strengthens our presence in the artisanal and industrial fishing in collectivities and overseas territories as well as in France.”

Navimon General Manager Florent Pithon adds: “Operating the first two vessels for more than a year reinforced our technical choices and confidence in the Piriou team which led us to continue the programme together.”