A new fisheries unit vessel has been named after a former Welsh Labour initial apportion Rhodri Morgan.
The “FPV (Fisheries Patrol Vessel) Rhodri Morgan” is one of 5 new boats that will demeanour out for bootleg fishing in Welsh waters from January.
At a fixing ceremony, in Cardiff Bay, Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths pronounced a reverence was wise for a male with a “great adore of a Welsh seas”.
Mr Morgan, who died in 2017 aged 77, was initial apportion from 2000 to 2009.
The 26 metre unit vessel weighs 75 tonnes and has a defense incorporating dolphins chasing mackerel, a anxiety to how most he enjoyed spotting dolphins in Mwnt, nearby Cardigan.
After a debate of a vessel on Wednesday, Ms Griffiths said: “It’s an honour to be means to name this vessel after Rhodri Morgan today; a male who gave so most to Wales and left an memorable symbol on a history.
“This will be a wise reverence to someone who had a good adore of a Welsh seas and a smashing nature.
“These vessels will be during a forefront of safeguarding Welsh waters and a fishing industry, providing a high speed response capability to safeguard Wales continues to effectively make fisheries and sea laws.”
Rhodri Morgan’s widow, Cardiff North AM Julie, was during a ceremony.