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Eastern Ship Building Launches New Vessel

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On Friday afternoon Eastern Ship Building in Millville launched a brand new ship.  The Bravante VIII is the fourth out of five ships that Eastern is building for the Brazilian based company Bravante.  The ship still has to be fabricated and run through several tests, but in a few months it will make the 9000 nautical mile journey to Brazil.  It will serve as an oil platform supply vessel for several of the company's clients in the region.  Eastern has already begun work on the fifth and final ship of the project. About 350 thousand man hours have into the construction of each one of these vessels.