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First Kenyan Fisheries Department OPV launched

16th May 2017 - 15:21 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


Western Marine Shipyard, a Bangladeshi shipbuilder headquartered at Chittagong, launched MV Doria on May 4. 

The vessel is the first offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ordered by Kenya’s State Department of Fisheries, part of Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

The contract for the construction of MV Doria was signed in January 2014 between Kenya and Danish shipbuilder JGH Marine. Construction was subcontracted by JGH Marine to its partner Western Marine Shipyard, presumably to keep costs down.  

The keel of MV Doria was laid down on 12 August 2014. Bangladeshi media have reported the value of the

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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