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ASRV keel laying at Damen Galati

Galati - Construction of the DAMEN Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) has taken an important step forward with an official keel laying ceremony, the company said. Following the long-established maritime tradition of placing a coin under the vessel’s keel, the ceremony was carried out by Nick Gales

Galati - Construction of the DAMEN Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) has taken an important step forward with an official keel laying ceremony, the company said in its press release.

Following the long-established maritime tradition of placing a coin under the vessel’s keel, the ceremony was carried out by Dr Nick Gales, Director of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). The keel laying of the ASRV took place at DAMEN Shipyards Galati, Romania.

The ceremony was attended by invited guests and business contacts, including the Romanian Ambassador to Australia Mrs Nineta Barbulescu, and CEO of Serco Asia Pacific Mark Irwin.

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