To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Singapore Navy receives new RO/RO civil resource ship

17th May 2024 - 17:59 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


MV Mentor arriving Changi Naval Base. (Photo: Singapore Ministry of Defence)

MV Mentor, the Republic of Singapore Navy’s new roll-on/roll-off ship, will enhance training and sealift capabilities while replacing the long-serving MV Avatar.

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has received its new civil resource ship, MV Mentor, a roll on-roll off (RO/RO) ship. The vessel was delivered under a commercially-owned and commercially-operated arrangement for the navy’s training and sealift requirements. MV Mentor replaced MV Avatarwhich ended its 20-year lease in July 2023.

Open-source data showed the 193m ship was built in 2003 and has a gross tonnage of 23,235 tons. The vessel is larger than the MV Avatar which measures 173.5m and weighs 15,893 tons. MV Mentoralso provides a 3,000-lane meter RO/RO space, providing enough space for about 160

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

Read full bio

Share to