Qatari Coast Guard orders more OPVs

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The Qatari Coast Guard has ordered an additional nine vessels from BMT and Turkey's Ares Shipyard.

The new order covers three 48-metre Ares offshore patrol vessels (OPV) and six 24-metre special operations support and fast attack craft.

All of the vessels are expected to be delivered by the end of 2020. 

It follows a 2014 order from the same parties for 17 patrol boats.

Ares completed sea trials for the first of two 48-metre vessels in February.

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