NAVDEX 2023: Bahraini Navy sends 35 meter FPV RBNS Mashoor

On the occasion of NAVDEX, Bahrain, which has close relations with the United Arab Emirates, sent the 35-meter Fast Patrol Vessel RBNS Mashoor built by Swiftships.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 35 Meter Fast Patrol Vessel RBNS Mashoor, Abu Dhabi. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The 35 Meter Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) is a modern, robust, and efficient watercraft with an impressive length of 115 feet (35.06 meters) and a beam of 23.9 feet (7.25 meters). The draft is 4.5 feet (1.5 meters), making it highly maneuverable in shallow waters and tight spaces.

The vessel has a range of 5,556 kilometers (3,000 nautical miles) at a speed of 12 knots, and can operate in sea state 4 while being survivable up to sea state 6 at the best heading.

The ship is equipped with a fuel capacity of up to 7,500 gallons (28,400 liters) and a potable water storage capacity of 500 gallons (1,890 liters), providing ample resources for long journeys. The vessel's high-speed capability is also impressive, with the ability to reach speeds of 40+ knots (normal load).

She is designed for surface warfare, coastal defense, and to respond to dispersed and persistent security threats such as terrorism, piracy, smuggling, illegal immigration and other threats.