South Korean navy receives newbuild patrol boat
The Republic of Korea Navy has received the first in a series of new Chamsuri II-class patrol boats in a delivery ceremony at the Busan shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries (HHIC).
The country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the new patrol vessel, named PKMR 211, was launched in July 2016 and delivered to the navy by Hanjin Heavy Industries (HHIC).
The PKMR 211 is the first of a new, smaller class patrol boats intended to replace the ageing Chamsuri-class vessels built for the navy in the 1970s.
The navy said the new PKMRs measure 44 metres in length, have seven-metre beams and crews of 20 sailors. They can reach speeds up to 40 knots.