The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a new Corvette PNS Tabuk – a Damen OPV 1900.
The commissioning ceremony took place at the Port of Constanta, Romania.
During the commissioning, the delegates – which included many attending the event remotely, were addressed by the commanding officer of PNS Tabuk, Captain Muhammad Umair.
Captain Umair, acknowledged Damen’s professional competency during the project and expressed confidence in future cooperation.
The first new corvette, PNS Yarmook, joined the Pakistan Navy’s fleet in February 2020.
Pakistan Ministry of Defence’s signed a contract for two vessels with Damen Shipyards in 2017.
Both ships are built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.
“Damen has been involved in many projects in Pakistan since 1986 and we are very proud of this long-lasting and trusting cooperation,” MD Damen Shipyards Galati Flemming Sorensen said.
PNS Tabuk is a multipurpose, highly adaptable platform, capable of performing a wide variety of operations in a complex maritime environment.
She is able to launch a helicopter and a UAV, as well as two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) simultaneously.
Damen will continue to provide support to PNS Tabuk during her service.
Damen’s yard in Galati has built more than 40 vessels for the defence and security segment, including the last seven complex naval vessels for the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Stefan cel Mare offshore patrol vessel, the flagship of the Romanian Border Police.
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