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"The country is not prepared to have a fleet of ships"

Updated: Apr 1, 2022

The president of the Ramón E. Mella Foundation (Don Tito), dedicated to boosting the maritime sector, Vinicio Mella stated yesterday that, at this moment, the Dominican Republic is not prepared to have a maritime fleet.

"Many people criticize me because I do not agree with the development of a Dominican maritime fleet. That's a utopia. Having it is very difficult and expensive and I don't believe in that. I don't think the Dominican Republic is prepared for that," Mella said.

He explained that, as a result of the high cost of acquiring a squadron of ships, many countries choose to use flagships for convenience, exemplifying the case of Panama.

The statements were made on the channel “Por Aire Mar y Tierra TV”, which airs on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on Teleuniverso channel 29 from Santiago de los Caballeros.

About the Foundation

The Ramón E. Foundation. Mella (Don Tito) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2010, in order to benefit the port maritime sector, promoting its progress in the Dominican Republic, promoting knowledge in areas such as maritime law, maritime administration, fisheries and natural resources.

Watch the interview here -> https://youtu.be/3ylt-IkAEUo

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