C.N.P. FREIRE, S.A. (Freire Shipyard) launches vessel for Kuwait

Launching in Vigo of patrol vessel “Sabah” for Kuwait

Last 9th July took place in Vigo the launching of the fisheries surveillance patrol vessel “Sabah” being built for The PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISH RESOURCES, MARINE SURVEILLANCE DEPARTMENT of KUWAIT at our premises.

The contract of this 42m. long patrol vessel had come into force in February 2018 and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in fourth quarter of 2019. The vessel is intended to give support to the Marine Surveillance Department of Kuwait to patrol the local sea to spot fisheries illegal activity, to give support to other small patrol boats´ needs and to carry out search and rescue operations.

The vessel, able to sail at over 30 knots will be fitted with 2 x 2.880 kW engines and fixed pitch propellers. Exceptional seakeeping capabilities will be achieved thanks to double chine hull design. She will accommodate 16 crew members and will count with 7m RIB located aft with transom gates.

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