Sea trials completed for new Russian border guard patrol boat

A Project 1496M1 patrol boat vessel built for the Russian Border Service (Photo: Vympel Shipyard)

Vympel Shipyard has completed conducting sea trials of a new patrol vessel slated for the Border Service of Russia’s Federal Security Service.

Grif is the fourth vessel to be built under Project 1496M1, also known as the Lamantin-class.

In addition to being used for patrols, the vessel could also perform coastal towing, firefighting, and limited cargo transport.

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