RNOV Khassab delivered to Oman
Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) has made the interim delivery of the fourth and final patrol vessel RNOV Khassab to the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), it was announced on 24 June.
The vessels measure 75m in length, 12.5m in breadth, displace around 1,250 tonnes, can accommodate 60 crew members with a flight deck to support a medium-lift helicopter.
ST Marine received the contract for the design and construction of the four Al-Ofouq class of vessels from Oman in April 2012. The vessels will replace Oman’s current four Seeb class patrol vessels.
The first vessel, RNOV Al Seeb, has been delivered. The second, RNOV Shinas, has completed its live firing trials in Oman. The third, RNOV Sadh, has arrived in Oman and has also completed its live firing trials. Both the second and third patrol vessels are currently preparing for hot weather trials by the second quarter of 2016.
RAdm Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al-Raisi, commander of the Royal Navy of Oman, said: ‘This class of vessels came as a new addition and essential of RNO fleet, as part of RNO’s development ... also, we hope that this project will be the milestone to extend the joint military cooperation with the friendly Republic of Singapore.’
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