"Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. christened and launched the M/V Bravante V for Boldini S.A. of Brazil. The event was held on March 21, 2013 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility with hundreds of Eastern employees and guests.
Attending were Renato and Regina Nascimento, William Wueman and William Grutter along with several members that traveled from Brazil witnessing the launch of the first of five Platform Supply Vessels under contract with Eastern.
Mr. Nacimento’s wife Regina had the honor of christening the vessel. Eastern’s President, Brian D’Isernia said a few words about the bright future of Shipbuilding hear in the United States, providing more local jobs and the Offshore Marine Industry prior to the launch. Father Roy Marien of Saint John’s Catholic Church located in Panama City, Florida performed the blessing of the vessel."
This is the video we found on YouTube showing the launch of the freighter:
And here are some pictures we took today of the vessel up close at the dock:
|Close up view of cabin|
|Full length view from the front|
|Side view of the freighter after walking out of the Chez Amivida Coffee shop|
|Full length view of the vessel|
Another beautiful day at the Bay!