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Croatia gets new inshore patrol vessels

26th June 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Earlier this month Croatian shipyard Brodosplit launched the first inshore patrol vessel (IPV) of the five-unit batch ordered by the country’s coast guard service.

The vessel will be in the fitting out phase for about two months before being summited for initial factory trials, followed by trials undertaken by the Croatian Ministry of Defence (MoD), which will check if it meets specifications.

All the trials should be completed by the end of the year before the vessel is set to handed over to the coast guard.

In December 2015, the Croation MoD awarded Brodosplit with a contract for building of

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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