Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) has delivered the second of four Patrol Vessel (PV) to Oman.
The contract for the design and build four Al-Ofouq Class of PVs was awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman through a competitive international tender in April 2012. These four vessels will replace the current four Seeb-class patrol vessels commissioned in the early 1980s.
The Al-Ofouq class patrol vessel christened RNOV Shinas, measures 75m in length and displaces approximately 1,250 tonnes. Armed with a modern weapon and combat management system the PVs are most suited for a variety of maritime and homeland security missions such as undertaking extended surveillance patrols of the Sultanate Exclusive Economic Zone.