Irving Shipbuilding has started the construction for the fourth Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS William Hall (AOPV 433), during a ceremony at Halifax on May 3. The HMS Tamar is an offshore patrol vessel of the Batch 2 River-class designed for the Royal British Navy. The Irish Navy took delivery of its fourth and final offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Samuel Beckett class during a naming and commissioning ceremony held in Waterford, Ireland, on May 1 in the presence of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Defense Paul Kehoe.Commissioning and handover of LE George Bernard Shaw brings to a close one phase – the patrol vessel element – of … The first steel has been cut on the fourth of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels being built on the Clyde. It is understood that the yards on the Clyde will now build 18 vessels of varying types, instead of the originally promised 13. The vessel is fourth in the series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) being designed and constructed by L&T for a contract from the Ministry of Defence awarded in March 2015. These vessels are optimised to fulfil duties including military security, safety and humanitarian tasks. A first block is already assembled while official delivery of the vessel is expected for March 2020. Preparatory work has started on the fourth of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels being built on the Clyde. 90m OPV design and features. The fifth and last ship, HMS Spey, which was christened in October 2019, is nearing the end of construction in Scotland. The ship was floated up within the main build hall and […] Construction of the first of three new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) ordered by Argentina just started at the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau, France. In Apr-2018, L&T set a new benchmark in the history of Indian defence shipbuilding by delivering the ‘First of Class’ OPV named ICGS Vikram ahead of schedule. The new offshore patrol vessel is an evolution of the 80m River Class vessels used by the British Royal Navy. After earlier reports that work on hull four was due to begin in November, we reached out to BAE who confirmed that “preparatory” work had started on the fourth River class vessel. For the Royal Navy (RN), a total of nine were built, of which four were Batch 1 and five were Batch 2. The ceremony was attended by Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence. Australian shipbuilder Civmec has begun construction on the fourth Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) slated for the Royal Australian Navy. An Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard has been launched and re-christened as Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’. The vessel and nine other sisters will be jointly built by Lürssen Australia and Civmec at the latter’s facilities in Henderson, Western Australia. The River class is a class of offshore patrol vessels designed mainly for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The fourth OPV in the Batch 2, HMS Tamar, was welcomed into the fleet in June 2020. Flexible mission modules and modular manning concepts make almost any role possible. The Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), future LÉ George Bernard Shaw, was floated out at Babcock’s Appledore, North Devon, shipyard, the shipbuilder has announced. The float out of the 90-meter ship was attended by representatives from the Irish Naval Service and Babcock’s workforce. The Damen Offshore Patrol Vessel range has been specifically developed for navies and coastguards for a wide variety of tasks in regions where there is a low-level of threat.