Tag Archives: Galicia

Giant oil tankers built in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain

From Ferrol, the land of the shipyards that built large oil tankers, and still do build ships and other marine crafts, we get the piece of news that a fantastic exhibition has just been presented.

It is called “GIGANTES”, which is the Spanish word for giants, referring to the large size of these tankers, built from 1964-1982.

See below the poster of the exhibition:

Gigantes, the exhibition about large oil tankers built in Ferrol's Astano shipyard, Spain. 1964-1982

Gigantes, the exhibition about large oil tankers built in Ferrol’s Astano shipyard, Spain. 1964-1982

 

More info on http://www.exponav.org/?lang=en

Below you can see some pictures of these beautiful and enormous oil tankers:

Oil tankers built in Spanish shipyard Astano, 1964-1982

Oil tankers built in Spanish shipyard Astano, 1964-1982

 

Yachting in Galicia

We’ve just found this article through our favourite forum, where it says that the regional government in Galicia expects to triple the number of moorings in Galicia in the next twelve years, by increasing the ratio moorings/port, and thus not building new ports.

Sounds at least promising. Most of us working at Atlantic are originally from Galicia, and therefore sounds even better :)