China’s 701 Research Institute awarded patrol vessel design contract

China Shipbuilding Group’s 701 Research Institute has been awarded a contract to design a new patrol vessel for the Shenzhen Marine Comprehensive Law Enforcement Detachment.

The vessel will have an LOA of 115 metres, a beam of 15 metres, a draught of 4.2 metres, a full load displacement of 3,000 tonnes, diesel-electric propulsion, and a helicopter deck.

The municipal government of Shenzhen will fund the construction of the vessel.

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