The inaugural day of IMDEX Asia, saw the launch of a new OPV-45 Offshore Patrol Vessel by Israel Shipyards. Company officials tell Daily News that decision to unveil the OPV-45 at IMDEX due to a growing requirement in the region for such vessels, which are not only easier to operate and maintain but also more cost-effective to purchase in the face of budget constraints.
“We are focusing on Sri Lanka, Philippines and other countries in the region as potential customers for our portfolio of maritime vessels and we are offering financial packages supported by the Government of Israel and have recently completed a number of Government to Government (G2G) deals,” Oded Breyer V.P. Marketing at Israel Shipyards Ltd, tells Daily News.
The OPV-45 is a 45.7 m patrol vessel , which can sustain a speed of more than 24 knots. It also carries a 7.2m Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB).
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