Work Boat World Maritime Security Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – July 5, 2022

Work Boat World Maritime Security Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – July 5, 2022

Photo: Kingisepp Machine-Building Plant

A new inland patrol boat has been delivered to a Russian state agency in Siberia while orders have been placed for new naval vessels to be operated by Poland, Japan, and the UAE.

New patrol boat to operate in Siberia’s inland waters

Russian shipyard Kingisepp Machine-Building Plant has delivered a new patrol boat to the Sea and River Transport Agency of the city of Irkutsk in Siberia.

Named Sapfir, (“Sapphire”), the vessel will be operated primarily in Siberia’s Angara River and Lake Baikal.

The newbuild belongs to the Project 04190 series of patrol boats. Features include a cabin with liveaboard accommodations, a dynamic positioning system, an electronic mooring control system, and joystick manoeuvring controls.

Polish defence ministry taps local yard for new minehunters

Photo: Polish Ministry of Defence

The Polish Ministry of Defence has placed an order for three new Kormoran II-class mine countermeasures vessels to be built by a local shipyard.

Each vessel will measure 58 metres and will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 15 knots. Armament will include a 35-millimetre autocannon, three 12.7-millimetre machine guns, and surface-to-air missiles.

Deliveries to the Polish Navy are scheduled for 2026 and 2027.

UAE Navy orders landing platform dock from Indonesian builder

KRI Banda Aceh, a Makassar-class landing platform dock of the Indonesian Navy, arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for its participation in Exercise RIMPAC 2014, June 25, 2014. (Photo: US Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan)

The United Arab Emirates Navy has awarded Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PAL a contract for the construction and delivery of a new landing platform dock (LPD).

The ship will utilise a similar layout as that of the Makassar-class LPDs that PAL supplied to the Indonesian Navy.

The vessel will be officially designated a multi-role support ship (MRSS) in UAE service.

JMSDF to get 12 new large patrol vessels

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has selected Japan Marine United (JMU) to supply the country’s Maritime Self-Defence Force with 12 new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) beginning in April 2023.

Each vessel will have a length of 95 metres, a beam of 12 metres, and a combined diesel-electric and diesel (CODLAD) propulsion arrangement that will deliver a maximum speed of 20 knots. Armament will include a 30-millimetre naval gun.

JMU will design and build the OPVs in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has been selected as a sub-contractor.

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