ST Marine, the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), has delivered the final of four patrol vessels (PV) to the Royal Navy of Oman.
The RNOV ‘Khassab’ completes a contract to design and build four Al-Ofouq-class PVs awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman in April 2012. The new vessels will replace the sultanate’s current four Seeb-class PVs commissioned in the early 1980s.
The Al-Ofouq vessels measure 75 metres in length, have a breadth of 12.5 metres and displace approximately 1,250 tonnes.
The vessels can accommodate 60 crew and are equipped with a flight deck to support the operation of a medium lift-helicopter.
The first PV, RNOV ‘Al Seeb’ has been successfully delivered, the second, RNOV ‘Shinas’ completed live firing trials in Oman in November 2015, and the third, RNOV ‘Sadh’ arrived in Oman in March 2016.