Launching ceremony of 1500 Tons Maritime Patrol Vessel held.

ISLAMABAD: Launching ceremony of 1500 Tons state-of-the-art Maritime Patrol Vessel being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW), said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat was the chief guest on the occasion.

The Maritime Patrol Vessel is a multi-mission vessel with steel hull and aluminum super structure having length of 95m & breadth of 12.2m and can achieve maximum speed upto 26 knots. The ship has been built in technical collaboration with China Shipbuilding & Trading Company (CSTC) and Huang Pu Shipyard, China. The ship is fully equipped to enforce maritime security, search and rescue missions in maritime exclusive economic zone of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest congratulated KS&EW, CSTC (China) and Huang Pu Shipyard, China on achieving this important milestone ahead of scheduled timeframe. It is yet another landmark project that speaks volumes of the evergreen friendship between China and Pakistan, he said.

He said that responsibilities of Pakistan Navy and PMSA had increased manifolds after China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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