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Hellenic Navy orders 11 SAR craft

22nd April 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Hellenic Navy has placed an order for 11 METIS RIBs from Viking Life-Saving Equipment.

The boats will be supplied by the company’s Greek branch, Viking Norsafe Life-Saving Equipment Hellas. They will be manufactured at a facility in Thiva.

The SAR craft will be delivered in summer 2020 and they will gradually replace boats used on larger vessels, including the MEKO-type frigates.

Endre Eidsvik, VP Sales & Service of Viking Norsafe Life-Saving Equipment Hellas, said: ‘Being based on the very successful Viking Norsafe METIS family of RIBs, these boats are easy to launch, highly manoeuvrable and versatile, and the ideal support tool for SAR operations.’

METIS RIB can reach speeds of 30kt when fully loaded and includes state-of-the-art navigation systems. It is powered by a single engine and is between 6m and 7m in length.

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