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Karachi Shipyard to build indigenous Offshore Patrol Vessel for Pak Navy

Karachi Shipyard to build indigenous Offshore Patrol Vessel for Pak Navy
June 14, 2017

KARACHI, 14 June: With the help from Damen Shipyard of The Netherlands, the Karachi Shipyard will build an indigenous Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Pakistan Navy.
According to a press release, a contract to this effect was signed by MD Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd Rear Admiral Hasan Nasir Shah, DMP Navy Cadre Shafqat Azad SI(M), and representatives of Damen (The Netherlands) in MoDP, Rawalpindi. Ambassador of Netherlands, Mrs. Jeannette Seppen was present during the contract signing ceremony.
The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) will have a full load Displacement of 1900 Tons with a length of 90 meters and a maximum speed of 22knots.
The vessel is suited for anti-surface, anti-air operations, maritime security, day & night helicopter operations, combat search and rescue besides and surveillance and intelligence Gathering, the release said.

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