MFV Omake welcomed to Tunacor

Tunacor Group extends their fleet with the new MFV Omake, a N$70 million investment which brings their fleet to a number of 10 vessels. The new vessel was warmly welcomed to the Tunacor Group in an official christening ceremony on Friday, 17 June, attended by Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau, and Tunacor Chairman, Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

The MFV Omake was built in the year 2000 in Vigo, Spain; a city on the Atlantic Ocean in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain. The vessel has a length of 50m and weighs a full 755 tons, yet pulls with 2000 horse power. “The endeavor by the Tunacor Group to invest in this particular fishing vessel carries many meanings to many of us gathered here today, but most importantly, it is also testimony to the dedication of the Tunacor Group and its business associates. Such investment has contributed towards greater productivity in the operations of Tunacor and business acssociates. The MFV Omake is unique in the sense that it is a dual purpose vessel suitable for wet and freezer catching and equally, it is capable to target hake, monk and horse mackerel,” commented Esau.
The Minister also noted his awareness that the Tunacor Group has been complying promptly with the Ministry’s request in terms of financial obligation to the Ministry such as payment of levies and quota fees and applauded the company’s commitments towards socio-economic contribution and a stable labour force in the enterprise.

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