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IMDEX Asia 2019: Vard Marine identifies design for possible Protector replacement

16th May 2019 - 09:10 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore


Vard Marine is looking at putting options forward for any potential replacement of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) two Protector-class OPVs, which, although in service for less than ten years, are being tested by the environmental conditions encountered in the southern seas.

It is thought that a larger vessel than the 85m Protector class (pictured) would be required and better suited to the high seas and ice encountered in the Antarctic areas of operations. 

The company has identified the Vard 7-110 platform, itself the basis of the US Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter, as potentially the design

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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