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  • 13 December 2018

    The Portuguese Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) NRP Setúbal has completed sea trials. As explained, the trials were designed to test the ship in extreme operational conditions. They consisted of actions that evaluated the behavior and maneuver in the sea, the response of the propulsion and electrical systems, as well as the respective automation […]

  • 12 December 2018

    HMS Medway, the second of the Royal Navy’s next-generation patrol ships, will debut in Portsmouth in the New Year after completing her maiden sea trials. The offshore patrol vessel (OPV) spent 15 days in the Firth of Clyde testing her engines, maneuverability, sensors and main cannon under a mixed civilian/Royal Navy crew under Admiralty Trials […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    British multinational defence company BAE Systems today, January 29, signed a contract with the Thai shipbuilding company Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90 metre Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy. Under the agreement, BAE Systems will provide engineering support and advice during construction of the vessel in Thailand. BAE […]

  • 23 January 2020

    Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) has received a contract to build six new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bangladesh Navy. The construction of the new ships is part of the long-term modernization program of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. According to CDDL, the OPVs will be built at a local shipyard in joint collaboration with […]

  • 13 May 2020

    Philippine Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) caught fire in the Indian Ocean on 7 May. The incident occurred a few hours after the ship departed Port of Cochin, India, for Manila convoy with landing platform dock BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602). The two ships made a stop in India to pick up […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Servowatch has completed BAE System’s Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of the fully integrated platform management system it has built for the Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessels. Servowatch is a supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems and will now integrate the IPMS package at BAE Systems’ shipyard on the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland, where the next-generation OPVs are currently […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Tornado spotted two suspicious vessels in the Gulf of Cadiz while conducting a series of training activities on Friday, October 9. When detected, the vessels attempted an escape at high speed and in opposite directions. In their flight, they threw several bundles of drugs overboard. As Tornado was conducting observation of […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    An Taoiseach and Irish Minister for Defence Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. has announced that an order has been placed with Babcock Marine for the 3rd Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Irish Naval Service.   A vessel replacement strategy for the Naval Service has been in progress since 2007 to provide for the replacement of existing […]

  • 24 January 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Thai Navy has selected Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions to supply the main propulsion engines for the navy’s two new 41-meter patrol vessels. Marsun Shipyard in Thailand will construct the newbuilds with delivery scheduled for August 2020. As informed, each vessel will be powered by two MAN 16V175D-MM, IMO Tier II engines, each rated […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A funding from the European Union will allow Malta to acquire a new €34 million offshore patrol vessel. Another €7.5 million will be set aside for the upgrade of the nation’s existing P 61 offshore patrol vessel. The Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ian Borg, announced June 22 that the Armed Forces of […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal has awarded French shipbuilder Piriou a contract for the construction of three offshore patrol vessels for the Senegalese Navy. As soon as the contract is in force, which is planned for early 2020, Piriou will launch the program to build these 3 patrol vessels scheduled over a 44-month […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Industry news

    The first of the New 105 meter class of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel to be commissioned  “INS SARYU”, indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd was handed over to the Indian Navy on 21 December 2012 in a simple ceremony in Goa by RAdm (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi, Chairman & Managing Director, Goa Shipyard […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Armed Forces of Malta have signed a €35 million contract for the construction of a second purpose-built offshore patrol vessel that will be used in patrolling Malta’s territorial waters. The new vessel will complement the Diciotti-class patrol vessel P61 which was built in 2005 and a former Irish Navy OPV donated to Malta in […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indian Goa Shipyards Ltd launched an ‘Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel’ for the Sri Lanka Navy on June 10. The launching ceremony in Goa was attended by the secretary to the Ministry of Defence and the Sri Lanka Navy commander among other dignitaries. The 105 meter long 13.6 meter wide ship will cost $74 million when the project […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Pakistan’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Dutch ship designer Damen for the acquisition of a locally-built offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The contract was signed on June 12 during an event attended by navy and company representatives and Dutch ambassador to Pakistan Jeannette Seppen. According to the ministry of defense, the OPV will be built […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen a contract for two new Stan Patrol 4207 offshore patrol vessels, the company announced on Wednesday. Representing a renewal of their fleet, the new vessels will replace the Jamaican Coast Guard’s three County-class offshore patrol vessels, the HMJS Cornwall, HMJS Middlesex and HMJS Surrey. Because the […]

  • 14 February 2020

    The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2,300-ton corvette PNS Yarmook (F-271) in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on February 13, 2020. Ordered in 2017, the newbuilding is the first of two Pakistan Navy units based on the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) design of Dutch shipbuilder Damen. PNS Yarmook was built at Damen Shipyards […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Armed Forces of Malta awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a contract for upgrade works on their offshore patrol vessel P61. The P61 was built by Fincantieri ten years ago based on the design of Italian Coast Guard’s Diciotti-class patrol boat. The contract was signed by Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, Commander of the Armed Forces of […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Thai Navy has picked MAN to provide engines for the second offshore patrol vessel the country is building under an agreement with BAE Systems. Under the contract, the German mechanical engineering company will deliver two 16V28/33D STC engines. The 90 metre vessel is an improved River-class design and follows HTMS Krabi that was ordered by […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    A Change of Command ceremony for the Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON was held on 24 January at Devonport Naval Base. Commander Dave McEwan RNZN (left) relinquished Command of HMNZS WELLINGTON and Lieutenant Commander Phil Rowe RNZN (right) assumed Command in a ceremony onboard WELLINGTON. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer presided over the […]

  • 19 September 2016

    Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol ship HNLMS Groningem has seized two tonnes of cocaine after intercepting a small fishing boat in the Caribbean Sea. Five crew members were detained and transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard together with the found contraband. A U.S. maritime reconnaissance plane spotted the fishing boat and directed the navy ship with an […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding launched the Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, in a ceremony on September 15. At 103 meters and 6,615 tons, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years, according to the shipbuilder. The ship was […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), future LÉ George Bernard Shaw, was floated out at Babcock’s Appledore, North Devon, shipyard, the shipbuilder has announced. The float out of the 90-meter ship was attended by representatives from the Irish Naval Service and Babcock’s workforce. The ship was floated up within the main build hall and […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Irish Department of Defense has awarded Babcock and its Appledore shipyard a contract to build the nation’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel. All four vessels are built at the Appledore shipyard in North Devon at a unit price of around €54 million. The first two vessels in the class, LÉ Samuel Beckett and LÉ James Joyce are […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian shipbuilder Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched two offshore patrol vessels for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Pipavav on July 25. Named Shachi and Shruti, the OPVs are the first two of overall five planned ships in the class. The primary role of the NOPVs will be to undertake surveillance of the country’s […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Australian government on January 31 announced it signed the patrol vessel construction contract with German shipbuilder Lürssen. Australian defense industry minster Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “The vessels will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Industry news

    The Offshore Patrol Vessel UVL10, currently being built for the Finnish Border Guard at STX Finland Oy’s Rauma shipyard, was named Turva at a festive naming and launching ceremony on Friday 2 August. Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen acted as godmother for the ship, wishing the vessel and its crew luck and success in […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Industry news

      DCNS named Gowind offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit at a ceremony that gathered more than 500 potential customers, partners, co-suppliers and employees. The L’Adroit programme spearheads DCNS’s ambitious efforts to win a larger share of the growing markets for small- and medium-displacement surface ships. Gowind OPV L’Adroit was designed and built by DCNS for maritime […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Sri Lankan Navy commissioned SLNS Sayurala, the first of two offshore patrol vessel, in a ceremony at Colombo naval base on August 2. Sayurala was built by Indian shipbuilder Goa Shipyards Limited under a US$ 155 million contract and is the largest vessels the Sri Lanka has operated. The vessel was delivered to Sri Lanka […]