Six OPVs for Indian coast Guard

By Keith Henderson at May 15, 2012 07:52
Filed Under: Company News, Navy News
The Indian Coast Guard has ordered six Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels from Goa Shipyards Ltd. The contract for the six vessels was signed on 9 May and just six days later the steel cutting ceremony for the first vessel was being celebrated! The steel hulled vessels have a displacement of around 2,300 t, and LOA of 345 ft (105 m). Twin SEMT Pielstick 20PA6B STC diesel engines rated at 7,792 kW at 1,050 rpm and power a CP propeller. Maximum speed is 24 kn and a cruising speed of 12 kn provides a range of 6,600 nm. The ships has a primary duty of patrolling and policing coastal and offshore maritime zones. The vessels can also carry out search and rescue as well as surveillance operations and assist in pollution control and fire fighting duties. [More]

Second SIGMA Class Frigate delivered to Marocco

By Keith Henderson at March 20, 2012 07:59
Filed Under: Company News, Navy News
Earlier this month the second of three Sigma Class frigates, the Sultan Moulay Ismail (#614), was handed over to the Royal Moroccan Navy by the builders, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), Netherlands. The first frigate, the Tarik Ben Ziyad (#613) was commissioned in September 2011, the third ship (#615) is due for delivery later this year. The second and third ships have an LOA of 98 mand displacement of 2,075 t. Propulsion is by twin Pielstick 20PA6B STC diesel engines each rated at 8,910 kW at 1,094 rpm. Maximum speed is 28 kn, at the economy speed is 14 kn giving a range of 4,800 nm. Sigma offers a flexible series of variants described as corvettes or frigates. The program has attracted several export orders. [More]

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