Despite a busy schedule for his official visit to Mauritius, the President of Seychelles, the Honorable Wavel Ramkalawan, made a point of stopping by at our Shipyard on Monday 30th November, to visit the Seychelles coast-guards’ vessels that had come for a technical stop-over.
The Seychellois boats, L'Etoile and Topaz, had been dry docked at the shipyard for two weeks already, in order to carry out a certain number of repairs: each one of them had to undergo an intermediate careening, where the painting of the live and dead works had to be redone, while doing the maintenance of the boiler and other equally important works.
This is not the first time that the Seychelles Government has chosen CNOI to repair its boats. "We already had the opportunity to welcome these same boats, 2 years ago, in 2018 and we are happy that this collaboration continues", explains Franck Piriou, Managing Director of CNOI. "Our shipyard has a regional scope. We have built vessels for Madagascar, Reunion and Mayotte, and carried out repairs for the Seychelles".
Upon his arrival at the shipyard, the President was accompanied by the Honourable Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of Seychelles, and Colonel Simon Dine, Commander of the Seychelles Coast Guard. After cordial exchanges with the CNOI’s welcoming committee, the President reviewed the crews of the two vessels, who had been present in Mauritius for the past two weeks.