Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the naming ceremony for the first Patrol Vessel (PV) built for Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) on 14 October.
The Guest-of-Honour was H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harub Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.
ST Marine won the contract to design and build four PVs for RNO in 2012. This contract was awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman through a competitive international tender.
The first vessel is expected to be delivered in 2Q2015 and the final in 3Q2016.
The keel of the RNOV Al Seeb was laid on 29 March 2013 and the technical launch was on 29 January 2014.
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