Pakistan Navy commissions first of two Damen-built OPVs

The Pakistan Navy commissioned a new 2,300-tonne offshore patrol vessel (OPV) into service on Thursday, February 13.

PNS Yarmook is the first of two OPVs in a series built for Pakistan by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The second vessel, the future PNS Tabuk, is slated for delivery in May 2020.

The OPV is capable of performing a variety of maritime operations and can transport both a helicopter and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It can also launch two high speed rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and can accommodate two TEUs for special mission-based operations.

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